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February is African American History Month. Learn about Tucson's African American community in our website In The Steps of Esteban


Curriculum modules mapped to the Arizona Department of Education's Standards-Based Teaching and Learning

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A subject-oriented directory to the websites

Teaching Resources

Teachers are welcome to use the teaching resources accompanying Through Our Parents' Eyes websites. The UA Learning Technologies Center is in the process of developing quality resources to support middle and high school curricula, as well as college and university undergraduate instruction. Teachers who develop instructional resources from Through Our Parents' Eyes websites are encouraged to contribute them for inclusion in this section. We also recommend teachers review the resources freely available via the Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM).

Curriculum Modules
Through Our Parents' Eyes
provides teachers with "out-of-the-box" curriculum modules. In addition to constructing step-by-step guides to using the Through Our Parents' Eyes websites listed below, Arizona teachers can take advantage of the suggested areas mapped to the Arizona Department of Education's Standards-Based Teaching and Learning.

In the Steps of Esteban: Lesson Plans and Ideas
Developed by Loraine Chapman of the Tucson Unified School District's Instructional Technology Training department is a crossword puzzle, word search activity, and explorations on Esteban modules for The Buffalo Soldiers, Dunbar Photo Exhibit, Oral Histories, and Trailtones. [middle school and high school]


Cowboy Songs and Singers: Of Lifeways and Legend Issues and Activities
Issues and activities, developed by UA Ethnomusicologist Dr. Janet Sturman, to promote class discussion. [high school and undergraduate]




Defining the Southwest
Definitions alter over time, between people, and beyond borders. Landmasses change as physical and human forces exert pressure upon them. And a region is carved, molded, and defined by people in historical relation to it. In Defining the Southwest , we gather multiple visions of what the Southwest might entail. The question "What is the Southwest?" is explored through different perspectives, literary genres, collections of historical maps, its varied geographic features, linguistics and antropology, architecture, and tourism. Also included is Explorations & Questions.