A New Lesson Plan: 1540!
Education / History / Lesson Plans

A New Lesson Plan: 1540!

In 1540, the Coronado Expedition moved into the middle Rio Grande Valley, now Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Bernalillo.  They brought with them a sizable group of Mesoamerican warriors.
 They encounter the Tiwa-speaking Pueblo people of the Rio Grande Valley, and what follows is the first war that takes place between European and Native American forces in the Southwest. You will find this lesson plan, and others (complete with a powerpoint and all student handouts!)  under the Education tab on this website, at https://kuaua.com/lesson-plans/ .  

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Countdown to Dig Kuaua!
Archaeology / History

Countdown to Dig Kuaua!

Here at Coronado Historic Site, we are counting down the days until our archaeological dig begins! On Monday, May 15, the very first work will begin — not with gigantic holes but with staking off the sites and preparation work for the next weeks to come. Archaeology will be happening Monday through Friday, and the best times to come see what people are doing will be between 10:00 and 2:00. Continue reading

Coronado Historic Site Hosts 2017 New Mexico Preserve America Youth Summit
Education

Coronado Historic Site Hosts 2017 New Mexico Preserve America Youth Summit

The Preserve America Youth Summit, a program of Conservation Legacy, provides engaging on-site interactive learning experiences for students, teachers and service leaders at historic places. The Summits engage in local history, historic preservation, cultural conservation and heritage tourism issues to foster leadership and strengthen community efforts. Apply now for student scholarships! Continue reading