Lesson Plan 1: Exploring an Era: The Social, Political, and Economic History of New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood

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Exploring an Era: The Social, Political and Economic History of New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood. Choose a time-period and describe the changes which took place during that era. Celebrating New Mexico Statehood, Lesson Plan 1.

Developed by staff of the Center for Southwest Research, this small group activity will utilize social studies, technology, and public speaking skills by having the students prepare and present reports from a particular time-period relating to the social, political, economic, and tourism issues concerned with the struggle for statehood.

Recommended Grade Level:
Grade 7-8, with modifications could be used for other grades.

Time Required:
This lesson should take approximately five 45 minute class periods.