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The Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (Free)

from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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For over a thousand years, the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People called the desert their home. During this program, students will be introduced to the culture, daily life, and survival of the ancestral people. They will compare life in the past to their lives today. Students will also be introduced to the mission of the National Park Service and how they can help protect Casa Grande Ruins for future generations.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $0.00
Point to Point Premium: $0.00

FREE!



Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Career Education, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



Booking Information

We offer this program in November - April only. Programs are offered on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please let Casa Grande Ruin's Education Coordinator know 72 hours in advance if you need to cancel a program.

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Coolidge, AZ
United States

Since 1892, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument has protected the history of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People and the finest architectural example of 13th Century Hohokam culture and archeology in the American Southwest.  

Join a Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ranger to learn about the National Park Service and what makes Casa Grande Ruins National Monument unique.

Contact:
Sara Sutton
cagr_ranger_activities@nps.gov
520-723-3172

Program Details

Format

1. The program begins with an introduction to the ranger and guidelines to the program.
2. The ranger then briefly discusses the National Park Service and its symbol.
3. The 6 traditionally associated Native American tribes are introduced.
3. We discuss what humans need to survive and how the Ancestral people survived in the desert.
4. Students compare their lives to the lives of the Ancestral people.
5. 5-10 minutes will be left at the end for student questions.

Objectives

At the end of this program, students will be able to:
• Explain what national parks are and what they protect.
• Describe the daily life activities of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.
• Compare and contrast their lives with the lives of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.
• Name 2 traditionally associated Native American tribes.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.3
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

State Standards

Arizona

History-Social Studies
3.SP1.2 Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.
3.G2.1 Explain how people modify and adapt to the Arizona environment.
4.SP1.2 Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.
4.G2.1 Compare the diverse ways people or groups of people have impacted, modified, or adapted to the environment of the Americas.