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Santafetrail.org Activities and Lessons

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
90 Minutes


The Santa Fe Trail Association, the official partner of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail,  offers a plethora of activities and packets for grades K-8. This site also offers a number of additional resources, including an interactive trail map with detailed explanations of each stop on the trail. Resources could easily be adapted to fit any curriculum!


Across several program types, teachers can find materials for classroom use or that can be adapted for that purpose. 

You will find lesson plans, the Junior Wagon Master program booklets, student activities on trail topics, and activity books to buy.

Link to Education Site: http://www.santafetrail.org/children/ (a number of activities and kinesthetic lessons)
Link to Interactive Map: http://www.santafetrail.org/interactive-trail-map/


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Last updated: September 20, 2017