Exploring the Anza Trail

Grades: 4th

Welcome to Exploring the Anza Trail, an interdisciplinary program specifically designed for 4th grade students. Through a series of hands-on activities, writing and drawing assignments, and a dramatic classroom presentation, students put themselves in the shoes of a colonist on the Anza Trail to explore the universal concepts of overcoming challenges, having hope and courage, making connections, and seeking a better life. Each student receives a bandana, a free National Parks pass, and an Anza Trail brochure. The presentation and related activities are aligned with ADE standards.  Exploring the Anza Trail is sponsored by the National Park Service and offered free of charge to eligible 4th grade classes in Tucson and Southern Arizona schools. The Exploring the Anza Trail program was revised in Summer 2019.

To schedule Exploring the Anza Trail for your 4th grade students, contact Debbie Gevirtzman at debbie@eeexchange.org or 520-670-1442.

 Program Materials

Pre-Visit Video

It is critical to show this video before your classroom presentation, so that students are prepared with the necessary vocabulary and content.

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