KAET/Eight produced a series of programs about Arizona entitled Arizona Stories. Arizona Stories takes viewers on a remarkable exploration across our state and deep into Arizona's past. Archival photographs, film and rare home movies are interwoven for a personal perspective on the people and the places that define Arizona's legacy. This newsletter looks at Series 1 and aligns the appropriate segments with the Arizona State Academic Standards for 4th grade. The Arizona Stories programs are told in two formats. Five minute in-depth segments make up the heart of the series with one minute "Milestones" making up the second part. You can purchase a copy of the Arizona Stories DVD from KAET/Eight here.

Consider using the new textbook from the Arizona Historical Society, The Arizona Story, you will find links to the pages for each segment.

5 Minute Stories from Series I

Governor Hunt
Arizona’s 1st Governor
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 247
Arizona Academic Standards Connection #1

Lost Dutchman Mine
Gold mining in Arizona
The Arizona Story Link –- Pg 209
Arizona Academic Standards Connection #2

La Casa Vieja
The Hayden family and development of Tempe
The Arizona Story Link –- Page 286
Arizona Academic Standards Connection #3

Sonora
Copper Mining in central Arizona
The Arizona Story Link –- Pg 212
Arizona Academic Standards Connection #4

Skirmish at Picacho Peak
The only Civil War battle fought in Arizona
The Arizona Story Link –- Pg 195
Arizona Academic Standards Connection #5

The Luhrs Family
The development of Phoenix
The Arizona Story Link –- Pg 213
Arizona Academic Standards Connection #6

Falcon Field
World War II
The Arizona Story Link –- Pgs 279-281

Arizona Academic Standards Connection #7

Milestones from Series I

Mormon Battalion
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 178

First Arizona Capital
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 246

Gadsden Purchase
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 179

Tubac
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 143

Vulture Mine
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 209

Bill Williams
The Arizona Story Link - Pg 174

 
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Arizona Stories - Standards Connection

Arizona Academic Standards Connection #1
Grade 4 Social Studies

  Strand 1: American History
  - Concept 7: Emergence of the Modern United States
  o PO 3. Identify key individual and groups related to Arizona territorial days and early statehood
 

o PO 4. Recognize that Arizona changed from a territory to a state on February 14, 1912

  Strand 3: Civics/Government
  - Concept 1: Foundations of Government
  o PO 3. Describe Arizona’s transition from territory to statehood:
  a. locations of capital
b. founding people
c. Arizona's constitution
  - Concept 2: Foundations of Government
  PO 1 Describe the different levels of government
  - Concept 4: Foundations of Government
  PO 1 Discuss ways an individual can contribute to a school or community
PO 2 Identify traits of character that are important to the preservation and improvement of democracy
PO 3 Describe the importance of citizens being actively involved in the democratic process
 
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Arizona Academic Standards Connection #2
Grade 4 Social Studies
  Strand 4 Geography
  - Concept 2: Places and Regions
  o PO 1 Describe how the Southwest has distinct physical and cultural characteristics
o PO 2 Describe ways in which Arizona has changed over time form statehood to today
o PO 3 Locate the landform regions of Arizona on a map
o PO 5 Describe how regions and places have distinct characteristics
  - Concept 4 Human Systems
  o PO 1 Describe the factor that have contributed to the settlement, economic development and growth of major Arizona cities
o PO 3 Describe how the building of transportation routes resulted in human settlement and economic development in Arizona
o PO 5 Describe the major economic activities and land use patterns
  - Concept 6 Geographic Applications
  o PO 1 Describe the impact of geographic features on migration and the location of human activities
 
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Arizona Academic Standards Connection #3
Grade 4 Social Studies
  Strand 1 American History
  - Concept 7: emergence of the Modern United States
  o PO 1 Describe the economic development of Arizona
  a. mining
b. ranching
c. farming and dams
  o PO 2 Describe the advent of innovation in transportation that helped Arizona’s growth and economy
  - Concept 8: Great Depression and World War II
  o PO 1 Describe changes in lives of U.S. and Arizona residents during the Great Depression
  a. poverty
b. unemployment
c. loss of homes or businesses
d. migration
  Strand 4: Geography
  - Concept 4 Human Systems
  o PO 1 Describe the factor that have contributed to the settlement, economic development and growth of major Arizona cities
o PO 3 Describe how the building of transportation routes resulted in human settlement and economic development in Arizona
o PO 5 Describe the major economic activities and land use patterns
  - Concept 5: Environment and Society
  o PO 1 Describe human dependence on the physical environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs
  - Concept 6: Geographic Applications
  o PO 1 Describe the impact of geographic features on migration and the location of human activities
 
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Arizona Academic Standards Connection #4
Grade 4 Social Studies
  Strand 1: American History
  - Concept 5: Western Expansion
  o PO 4 Describe the impact of Native Americans, Hispanics, and newcomers from the United States and the world on the culture of Arizona (e.g., art, language, architecture, mining, ranching).
  Strand 3: Civics/Government
  - Concept 1: Foundations of Government
  o PO 4 Describe the varied backgrounds of people living in Arizona:
  a. shared principles, goals, customs and traditions
b. diversity in one's school and community benefits and challenges of a diverse population
  Strand 4: Geography
  - Concept 4: Human Systems
  o PO 1. Describe the factors (push and pull) that have contributed to the settlement, economic development (e.g., mining, ranching, agriculture, and tourism), and growth of major Arizona cities.
o PO 2. Describe how Mexico and Arizona are connected by the movement of people, goods, and ideas.
o PO 3. Describe how the building of transportation routes (e.g., trails, stage routes, railroad) resulted in human settlement and economic development in Arizona.
o PO 4. Describe the cultural characteristics (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, customs, beliefs) of Arizona’s diverse population.
o PO 5. Describe the major economic activities and land use patterns (e.g., agricultural, industrial, residential, commercial, recreational, harvesting of natural resources) of regions studied.
o PO 6. Describe elements of culture in areas studied (e.g., Mexico, Central and South America).
 
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Arizona Academic Standards Connection #5
Grade 4 Social Studies
  Strand 1: American History
  - Concept 6: Civil War and Reconstruction
  o PO 1. Describe events in Arizona during the Civil War:
  a. Battle of Picacho Peak
b. Battle of Apache Pass
c. Arizona becomes a territory
  Strand 4: Geography
  - Concept 4: Human Systems
  o PO 3. Describe how the building of transportation routes (e.g., trails, stage routes, and railroad) resulted in human settlement and economic development in Arizona.
 
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Arizona Academic Standards Connection #6
Grade 4 Social Studies
  Strand 1: American History
  - Concept 5: Westward Expansion
  o PO 4 Describe the impact of Native Americans, Hispanics, and newcomers from the United States and the world on the culture of Arizona (e.g., art, language, architecture, mining, ranching).
  - Concept 7: Emergence of the Modern United States
  o PO 3 Identify key individuals and groups (e.g., Charles Poston, Sharlot Hall, Buffalo Soldiers, Geronimo, George W.P. Hunt, Manuelito, and Cochise) related to Arizona territorial days and early statehood.
  Strand 3: Civics/Government
  - Concept 1: Foundations of Government
  o PO 4.  Describe the varied backgrounds of people living in Arizona:
  a. shared principles, goals, customs and traditions
b. diversity in one's school and community
c. benefits and challenges of a diverse population.
  Strand 4: Geography
  - Concept 4: Human Systems
  o PO 1. Describe the factors (push and pull) that have contributed to the settlement, economic development (e.g., mining, ranching, agriculture, and tourism), and growth of major Arizona cities.
o PO 4. Describe the cultural characteristics (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, customs, beliefs) of Arizona’s diverse population.
o PO 5. Describe the major economic activities and land use patterns (e.g., agricultural, industrial, residential, commercial, recreational, harvesting of natural resources) of regions studied.
 
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Arizona Academic Standards Connection #7
Grade 4 Social Studies
  Strand 1: American History
  - Concept 8: Great Depression and World War II
  o PO 3 Describe the impact of World War II on Arizona (e.g., economic boost, military bases, Native American and Hispanic contributions, POW camps, relocation of Japanese Americans).
o PO 4. Describe how lives were affected during World War II (e.g., limited goods, women worked in factories, increased patriotism).
 
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* Thinkfinity is a resource provided free of charge to all AZ K-12 public school educators under the Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development link in the IDEAL Learning Environment. For information on creating your own IDEAL account and accessing this tool go to https://www.ideal.azed.gov

 

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