Puzzle House Pueblo
Investigating the Puzzle House Pueblo incorporates authentic archaeological and historical research paired with oral histories to teach students about the use and importance of the Pueblo in the past and present lives of Hopi people.
Instructions for the Teacher
The teacher’s document is 40 pages, consisting of background information and four sections corresponding with the student archaeology notebook. It includes a brief history of the Ancestral Puebloan people, including details about their livelihood, traditions, and Pueblo home. Quadrant maps from a pueblo archaeological site in southwest Colorado located in the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument are provided for students to study and use.
Student Archaeology Notebook
The student notebook is 38 pages of informational texts and data collection sheets about the Puzzle House pueblo. Deloria Dallas, a member of the Hopi tribe, guides students through the investigation. Through geography, archaeology, dendrochronology, historic photographs, and oral histories students learn how a site is interpreted, why it is important to today’s communities, and how to preserve sites for future generations to enjoy.