Grand Canyon NPS

Canyon Field School @Home: People on the Landscape

Grand Canyon NPS


Canyon Field School @Home brings geology, ecology, human history, and dark skies curriculum to parents, educators, clubs, and children through online videos and downloadable activity booklets. These fun and focused learning tools double as a universal window through which STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) fields of study are connected to the natural world.


What to expect

In this module, students will learn about Grand Canyon's human history.

Broken up into five segments, the curriculum will teach students:

  • About what defines a community 
  • The discovery of archaeology and how to create petroglyphs
  • How plants can be used for a multitude of uses
  • What qualities can make them feel at home
  • How history can be recorded through personal knowledge  

Each segment has its own learning outcome and varies from hands-on application to exploring concepts found in your backyard, neighborhood, or local community.

To access this module, click the button below and fill out your contact information. A link to the downloadable PDF will be provided after you click submit. Please note, all segments are combined into one single document for easy downloading. 

To learn more about the Hopi people and their ties to the land, click hereNational Museum of the American Indian magazine, Fall 2019, "Heart of the Hopi", Aaron Levin, pg. 16-21, and © 2020 Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian.

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GIF of covers of each learning unit

Program Content

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