A River Through Time

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn how the Akimel O'odham have depended on the physical environment and the Gila River for their existence. They will also learn that technological modifications in one place can lead to changes in other locations by examining the damming of the Gila River and its effect upon the lifestyle of the Akimel O'odham (Pima Indians).
Author: 
Carol Carney Warren
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past