Presenter: Dora McKeever
Phone: (760) 252-6101, extension 6033
Days Available: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Overview: Driving across the desert, we get the impression of a vast emptyness. But the desert's hidden riches have attracted many kinds of people to live and work in this remote area. With the help of six classmates, students learn about six groups of people that lived and worked in teh East Mojave Desert.
Content: Using a show-and-tell format of tools and clothing, students learn about Chemehuevi Indians, miners, soldiers, railroaders, ranchers, and park rangers. Stories from each of these characters make their life ways memorable.
Grades Intended: 3rd and 4th
Materials Needed: None; materials are provided
Time Needed: 45 minutes
Program Organization: This program can be taught in the classroom or at teh Desert Discovery Center in Barstow, California. Learn more about the Desert Discovery Center.
Curriculum Topics Covered: California history, California Indian tribes, conservation
Locations Available: Barstow and Victor Valley area schools, and the Desert Discovery Center in Barstow, California