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Southern Paiute Cultural History Curriculum Guide

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
60 Minutes
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Overview: Welcome to the Grand Canyon – Parshant National Monument Southern Paiute Cultural History Curriculum Guide. These supplemental lessons about the Southern Paiute history and cultural resources of the Monument, are designed for grades 6-9 educators to introduce students to the rich history and legacy of the Southern Paiute people.


The purpose of the Grand Canyon – Parashant National Monument Southern Paiute Cultural History supplemental curriculum lessons is to provide opportunities for students to learn about the region’s cultural history. Studying about past cultures and traditions provide a context for deeper understanding that link s today’s Southern Paiute people with their rich cultural legacy . Archeology helps to provide a better understand ing of these connections.

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the National Park Service and the Pauite Tribe have developed a curricular unit pertaining to the Parashant National Monument - which intersects with the Old Spanish Trail. Activities include lessons plans, vocabulary, map analysis and cognitive organizers, and teach students about the community, culture, history and archeology of Paiute life.

Unit plan: https://www.nps.gov/para/learn/education/upload/Southern_Paiute-_Curriculum.pdf



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Last updated: July 12, 2017