Blazing Trails: Discovering Routes through Arizona to California

GeoHistory
GeoSTEM
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students gain an understanding of the early explorers and the routes they took through Arizona to reach California. The students will also use a map scale to determine the distance of the routes and then compare their findings.
Author: 
Karen Davis
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment