Lesson Plan

Water Hunt Maze

Water Collection

Watercolor Painting by Michael Hampshire

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
Agriculture, Archaeology, Social Studies
National/State Standards:
AZ State Standards: SS04-S1C1-04, SC04-S1C4-01, SS05-S1C1-05, SC05-S1C4-01, SC06-S1C4-08.


In this activity, students must reach the river at the top of the maze by beginning at the bottom of the maze. In addition to the activity provided the students will need two six sided dice.


Guiding Questions: How was water collected in the past? What were different methods used for collecting water?

Lesson Objectives: Students will...

  • Understand how water was collected by people in the past.
  • Describe different methods for water collection.
  • Answer trivia questions based around archaeology and past cultures.



  • Two six-sided dice
  • Background Vocabulary
  • Water Hunt Maze Worksheet
  • Water Source Key
  • Trivia Questions
  • Answer Key



To assess learning students will complete the included trivia questions.


Additional Resources

This lesson plan was developed by Brian Crosby, archaeology graduate student at Northern Arizona University.


Last updated: February 24, 2015