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Maps and Models

Students study maps of New Mexico examining settlement patterns over time and the location of water sources. They research the history of their community and discover how cultural groups interacted, adapted to their physical environments, and allocated water for their needs. Finally they construct a three-dimensional clay model of land forms in their community.

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Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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Year
2004

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