Changing Face of the AZ Border

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of how the Arizona border with Mexico has changed from open territory to a fortified boundary.
Gale Olp Ekiss and Dennis Rees
Grade Range: 
8 and High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future