ERIC Number: ED463983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Gran Quivira: A Blending of Cultures in a Pueblo Indian Village. Teaching with Historic Places.
Gran Quivira is one of three sites that make up Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in present-day New Mexico. A vibrant society, mostly Pueblo Indian and Spanish missions, thrived there until the late 17th century. Today, people encounter only a soothing silence broken by a constant breeze and the chirr of insect wings. This lesson plan is based on National Park Service documentation. The lesson can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on native American Indian culture or the colonial presence of the Spanish in the Southwest. It explores the history of a Puebloan village from the 7th century to the arrival of the Spanish in the 17th century. The teacher materials section includes: "About This Lesson Plan" (Where It Fits into the Curriculum; Objectives for Students; Visiting the Site; Supplementary Resources) and "How To Use TwHP Lesson Plans." The student materials section includes: "Getting Started"; "Photograph Analysis Worksheet"; "Setting the Stage"; "Locating the Site" (Maps: Early Puebloan Communities, and The Salinas Basin); "Determining the Facts" (Readings: Village Life, and The Coming of the Spaniards); "Visual Evidence" (Photos: Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Kiva at Gran Quivira, Aerial View of Gran Quivira; Drawings: Typical Kiva, Plan of Gran Quivira, Artists's Conception of Gran Quivira); and "Putting It All Together" (Activities: Retrieving Data, Constructing a Model of a Pueblo, Puebloans and Local Indians). (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Geography, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Land Settlement, Primary Sources, Pueblo (People), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/66gran/66gran.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.