Arizona Mining Towns: Boom (Balloon) to Bust

Lesson Plan Content
In this floor map activity, students will locate AZ mining towns and learn what minerals were mined in this location. This activity explains how mining has contributed to Arizona's past and present.
Gale Olp Ekiss
Grade Range: 
30 minutes
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
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
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