Lesson Plan

Desert People and the Saguaro

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The saguaro is the focus of an examination of the importance of this stately cactus to the indigenous people in the Sonoran Desert.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the provided link to purchase native seeds for class members to plant
Classroom Considerations
  • No images of the saguaro are included in the packet
  • A copy of the article "Desert People and the Saguaro" is included in the packet
  • Although designed for classrooms in the Sonoran Desert, the activities would prove of interest to most learners
  • The resource includes information about the cultural traditions of the Tohono O'odham and links to additional information about other natives of the Sonoran Desert
  • No images of the desert, the saguaro, or saguaro foods are included
Common Core