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
- Identity Recipes
- Moments in Time series
- Making History activities video playlist
- I've Been Working on the Railroad Word Search
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.
Ten Poetry Broadsides from the Press at the Palace of the Governors
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
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.
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.