Anasazi Cliff Dwellings

The Ancient Pueblo People, or the Anasazi, are the cultural group often recognized as the ancestors to the modern day Pueblo people.

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They were a populous and thriving civilization that resided in cliff dwellings, comprised of adobe bricks, and constructed atop mesas, or against the edges of natural caves as the bases of canyons.

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To help solidify our understanding of this fascinating civilization, we created our very own Anasazi village!

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As your little ones participated in this activity, they were given several opportunities to converse with their classmates, and discuss the best way to manipulate their three dimensional habitats.

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Creating  historical structures provides a medium for learning that younger learners enjoy.

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These environments allow them to tell a story, stimulate inquiry and depict reality!

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