Operation: Military Kids Podcast

OMK Teamwork Group records audio while grinding corn
This group recorded audio for their podcast while they ground corn on a traditional matate.

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Stories with a View: Lifeskills Through the Eyes of Military Kids

On a recent Saturday military kids from across Arizona spent their day learning about Tuzigoot National Monument, the pueblo, and the Sinaguan culture that lived here. The program is a new partnership between the National Park Service and Arizona Operation: Military Kids - University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. At the end of the day the military kids had made digital stories sharing their viewpoints of this prehistoric site. The military kids came up with amazing videos - in just one day! Watch the episodes below to see how the resiliency life skills these military kids, and each of us, use every day are the same skills the Sinagua used 800 years ago.

We will be posting one video each week, for six weeks - so bookmark this page and check back often! At the end of the six weeks all videos in the podcast will be posted together.
*We will be likely be on hiatus over the holidays. Sorry for the delay!*

 
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Arizona Operation Military Kids (OMK) is a grant funded USDA & Department of Defense program at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development which enhances resiliency among geographically dispersed National Guard & Reserve youth before, during and after the deployment of a loved one. More information about Arizona OMK can be found at http://www.operationmilitarykids.org or "Like" Arizona OMK on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ArizonaOMK

 

Responsible Citizenship

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Duration:
1 minute, 44 seconds

Responsible citizenship is an important aspect to everyone's life. We care for our national monuments like Tuzigoot to help save for our heritage, just as our loved ones fight for us.

 

Communication

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1 minute, 35 seconds

Communication was very advanced within the Sinaguan culture. Different pueblos on hilltops could send messages to each other. Today communication lets us "talk" to people around the globe.

 

Hard Work

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1 minute, 29 seconds

Life may be hard, but it's not bad. That statement is true now and it was also true for the Sinagua people. Watch the story to find out about the hard work they performed to eat dinner, and think about the hard work you do every day.

 

Resiliency

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1 minute, 59 seconds

Resiliency is so important in so many ways. When loved ones are deployed we need to be resilient... but plants need to be resilient for droughts, and the Sinagua, of course, had to be resilient living out here in the desert.

 

Cooperation

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1 minute, 14 seconds

Cooperation allowed the people of Tuzigoot to farm more fields, and to prepare more food for their families. Cooperation helped them to survive.

 

Teamwork

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Duration:
1 minute, 31 seconds

Teamwork was essential to the survival of the people who lived at Tuzigoot. From building walls to grinding corn they had to work together to make life go smoothly.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 219
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Phone:

(928) 634-5564
Our voice line is answered during business hours in the Tuzigoot Visitor Center.

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