Spanish Through History - Web de Anza
Students will learn about Spanish culture and history in five lessons using primary source materials from the Juan Bautista de Anza expeditions of 1770's focusing on Tucson (Arizona) relationships to these historic expeditons. Lesson 1: Using Technology To Learn About The Anza Expedition. Students are presented with the problem of "how do they prepare for going on a long trip". Small groups brainstorming will bring students into specific focus of what they would do if faced with a similar trip for water, food, sanitation, medical problems, danger from indigenous people, campsite concerns, e.g. snakes, climate issues of rain and temperature. With these parameters in mind students spend two class days finding all available print and on-line (e.g. Web de Anza) resources on topics related to the small group concerns for reports. Lesson 2: Using Scholars/Consultants as a Guest Speaker to Learn About Present Status of Tucson Trail and Campsite. Lesson 3: Using Technology to Put De Anza to Poetry in Spanish. Students are asked to write an original poem about the Anza expeditons. Lesson 4: Using Technology to Put De Anza to Music (Corrido) in Spanish. Working with a music teacher, students write a Corrido on the historic Anza expeditons. Lesson 5: Using Scholars/Consultants To Learn More About de Juan Bautista de Anza and Tumacacori: A Culminating Experience Living history at Tumacacori. Students can go on a day long field trip to Tumacacori, Arizona and visit Tumacacori National Historical Park, located in the Santa Cruz River Valley in southern Arizona, the site of one of the oldest Spanish missions in the Southwest.
9, 10, 11, 12
Activity, Lesson plan, Primary source, Research study
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