Education

Educational Resources

New Mexico history consists of stories about people from many cultures who have called this place a home for centuries. Students of all ages can engage with this heritage through online resources, as well as museum visits. The following resources include lesson plans that can be used in conjunction with a museum visit, as stand-alone activities in a classroom, or as independent learning guides.

Lesson plans and Activities

Lesson Plans

The cover of the Through the Lens curriculum, featuring an historic photo of the Saint Francis Cathedral.

Through the Lens Lesson Plan and Activities
A PDF file contains lesson plans and activities for teachers and/or parents to use in conjunction with the exhibit Through the Lens, which is on display at the Palace of the Governors through Oct. 25, 2009.

The cover of Word Art, featuring a text description of the PDF contentsl.

Word Art
Ten Poetry Broadsides from the Press at the Palace of the Governors

The cover of El Favor de Los Santos teacher guide, featuring painting from the exhibit.

El Favor de Los Santos
A PDF file contains lesson plans and activities for teachers and/or parents to use in conjunction with the exhibit El Favor de los Santos, which was on display at the Palace of the Governors through April 20, 2008

The cover of Historic Maps as Teaching Tools.

Historic Maps as Teaching Tools
A Curriculum Guide for Grades 5–8, is a model for instructors who wish to use historic maps in the local classrooms.

The cover of Homescapes.

Homescapes Lesson Plans
In this lesson plan students will discuss what it means to call a place a home and create a homescape as a collaborative class project.

Interactives

  • Segesser Hides
  • Shifting Boundaries
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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