Educational Resources / Supplemental Materials
Not just for teachers! This information may be useful to any adult bringing
young people to the museum.
On this Page:
Also on Our Website: The following pages may also have resources and materials of interest to educators and other adults working with young people.
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Make Your Visit an Adventure!
Go on a Museum Quest or use a Discovery Hunt!
General Reading Lists and Links
For A World Separated by Borders
For Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest
Online Panoramic Tour of the Exhibition
Activities and resources related to the exhibit
Materials specifically designed for use before or during your visit
We strongly recommend that teachers review and use the following materials,
especially if you are coming to the Paths of Life exhibition on a self-guided
visit (as opposed to a guided tour).
These materials—designed to be printed out—also complement
Resource Materials PDF* - 876K
Background information (including a map) on the American Indian tribes in
the Paths of Life exhibition written for the teacher.
- Self-Guided Discovery Hunts for Paths of Life (These are more extensive than the materials below called Student and Children's Activities, but cover only six of the cultural groups in the exhibit. They are based on the information presented in our guided tour program. Please use these to make your students' experience in the gallery more enriching.)
- Seri (2nd–5th grades) PDF* - 921K
- Seri (6th and up grades) PDF* - 687K
- Yaqui (2nd–5th grades) PDF* - 715K
- Yaqui (6th and up grades) PDF* - 728K
- O'odham (2nd–5th grades) PDF* - 637K
- O'odham (6th and up grades) PDF* - 723K
- Apache (2nd–5th grades) PDF* - 883K
- Apache (6th and up grades) PDF* - 643K
- Navajo (2nd–5th grades) PDF* - 697K
- Navajo (6th and up grades) PDF* - 618K
- Hopi (2nd–5th grades) PDF* - 731K
- Hopi (6th and up grades) PDF* - 654K
Activities for Self-Guided Paths of Life Visit (5th–9th grade) PDF* - 799K
Coordinated with the Teacher Resource Materials (above), this packet is designed
to be started in the classroom and completed in the Paths of Life exhibition
by students. Includes a map, background information on tribes, and activities
to do in the galleries. Please print one for each student and bring them with
you to the museum. Teachers taking guided tours may find these materials useful
for post-visit activities.
Activities to supplement Paths of Life Tour (K–4th grade) PDF* - 541K
Fun activities for younger kids and kids at heart! Appropriate for self-guided
visits or after a guided tour. Includes puzzles, word matches, coloring, and
mask-making activities related to the Paths of Life exhibition. Print
out and make one copy for each child.
Materials specifically designed for after your visit
These activities are for use in the classroom or at home after a visit to
Explore the Arnold and Doris Roland Wall of Pots Online
The following materials were originally designed for teachers visiting the Pottery Detectives exhibition (2003–2004). They will enhance a visit to the permanent exhibition of our pottery collection and can also be used for learning about
ancient Arizona (Hohokam, Mogollon and Ancestral Pueblo) and early Southwest
ceramics in the classroom or at home.
Also on this website:
Past Programs / Resources
For Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
For The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
For The Border Project
For Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes...
The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II (2009)
For Masks of Mexico: Santos, Diablos y Más
Materials designed for teachers bringing students
to the Masks of Mexico: Santos, Diablos y Más exhibition which has now closed, these resources
are also useful for learning about Mexican masks in the classroom or at home.
More resources for families and teachers:
For Navajo Weaving at Arizona State Museum: 19th Century Blankets, 20th
Century Rugs, 21st Century Views
Materials designed for teachers bringing students
to our Navajo weaving exhibition which has now closed, these resources
are now part of our online version of the exhibition. They can be used for learning about Navajo weaving in the classroom or at home.
Online Version of the Navajo Weaving
Also on our website:
Rio Nuevo Museum/School Partnership
About the School Partnership with links to online oral history projects.
For Connections Across Generations
Paintings & Stories Poetry by students inspired by artwork from ASM's Avery Collection of American
Indian Paintings. Includes and overview of the program, poetry and related
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