Desert Views - First Impressions: Travelers on the Gila Trail

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
<p>In this lesson, students are introduced to primary source material by reading descriptions written by overland travelers on the Gila Trail. They will understand the ways in which early travelers viewed aspects of the desert environment.</p>
Author: 
Carol Carney Warren
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
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Teacher Instructions: 
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Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past