Use the Anza Trail as a teaching tool in your classroom or community
The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and its partners throughout Arizona and California provide opportunities to learn the legacy of our shared history. Students can experience the stories of the men, women, and children traveling the Anza Trail in 1776, and reflect on the changes they brought to the culture and landscape of the American West.
Teaching the Anza Trail
Students role play as a member of the Anza Expedition & experience the journey through a variety of activities. Five 1-hour lessons for grades 3 & 4.Read More
Alta California Here We Come!
60-minute lesson for grades 3 & 4. Students experience the challenges of the 1775-76 Anza Expedition and learn how to trace its route on a map.Read More
Healthy Water and Local History
This 3rd grade lesson plan connects the story of healthy freshwater to the story of a community's history.Read More
Unpack the Story of Spanish California
Bring a traveling trunk to your classroom. Trunks are available for Santa Barbara and LA-area classrooms.Read More
Children's Drama Project
Bring history to life through three children's plays about the Anza Trail. Ideal for grades 3 and up.Read More