A Kid's Day at Pipe Spring

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Description: (3rd-5th Grade) Students explore settler and Paiute life, natural resources of the area, and human impact on the environment at Pipe Spring by doing the daily tasks of 1870s characters (Dairymaid, ranch hand, Paiute gatherer, settler, and telegrapher)

Theme: The various lifeways and subsistence strategies utilized at Pipe Spring by different cultures offer diverse opportunities to experience and reflect upon the difficulties of survival and adaptation in an arid setting, decisions about where and how we live, reasons for westward expansion, and the impacts it has had on the local environment.

Utah State/Arizona Integrated Core Curriculum:
Utah 3rd Grade Social Studies Standard 1 (Objectives 1, 2, 3), Standard 2 (Objectives 1, 2)
Utah 3rd Grade Science Standards 3, 4
Utah 4th Grade Social Studies Standard 1 (Objectives 2, 3), Standard 2 (Objectives 1, 2, 3)
Utah 5th Grade Social Studies Standard 4 (Objectives 1, 4)
Arizona 3rd Grade Social Studies Strand 1 (Concept 1, 7), Strand 4 (Concepts 1, 2, 4), Strand 5 (Concept 1)
Arizona 3rd Grade Science Strand 3 (Concept 1)
Arizona 4th Grade Social Studies Strand 1 (Concepts 1, 2, 5, 7), Strand 4 (Concepts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6),
Arizona 4th Grade Science Strand 3 (Concept 1), Strand 6 (Concept 2)
Arizona 5th Grade Social Studies Strand 1 (Concept 1, 3, 5), Strand 4 (Concept 4)

Field Trip Location: Pipe Spring National Monument

Times: (1-2 hours for field trip) All lesson stations are around 15 to 30 minutes. Recommend selecting three to five stations for field trip.

A Kid’s Day at Pipe Spring is a curriculum based field trip with a pre-trip activity meant to prepare students for their field trip in the classroom, and a post-trip assessment intended to measure what students learned from their trip.

Download the Pre-Trip Activity, Field Trip Stations Descriptions, and Post Trip Assessment below:

A Kid’s Day at Pipe Spring Pre-Trip Activity

A Kid’s Day at Pipe Spring Field Trip

A Kid’s Day at Pipe Spring Post-Trip Assessment

Last updated: April 14, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Pipe Spring National Monument
HC 65 Box 5
406 Pipe Springs Road

Fredonia , AZ 86022


928 643-7105

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