HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS

travelin' trunks | ELEMENTARY LESSONS | HIGH SCHOOL

Educators across the United States are welcome to borrow the Travelin’ Trunks to help students learn the history of Grand Canyon. These trunks help teach the importance of the canyon in art, literature, environmental understandings, government policies, relationships between peoples, recreation, science, and the tourism industry. They also teach the recent history of indigenous peoples who have been active participants in the ongoing historical drama of the canyon and still have connections to the National Park.

The curriculum for the trunks is aligned with Arizona and national standards for social studies, reading, and writing, and engages the students in practical problem solving. Below are two sample travelin' trunks; one on architect Mary Colter and one on Art at Grand Canyon.

For more information, visit the Grand Canyon Association at http://www.grandcanyon.org/fieldinstitute/educators_trunk.asp

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Photo: Patricia Biggs
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Photo: Yolonda Youngs
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Photo: NPS

why national parks?

student created grand canyon folders

what is grand about grand canyon?

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Photo: Yolonda Youngs
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Photo: Yolonda Youngs
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Photo: Bill Hatcher

how long is the human timeline of grand canyon?

'we are still here': Native americans at grand canyon

early artifacts of grand canyon peoples

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Photo: NAU, Cline Library
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Photo: NPS
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Photo: Library of Congress

growth of grand canyon tourism

architect mary jane colter and grand canyon

artists and the canyon