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For Teachers: School Programs
The Presidio San Agustin is proud to offer a number of programs for school children. These programs have all been developed to meet current Arizona education standards. These programs are free due to generous underwriting from a number of sponsors including The Marshall Foundation, The Southwestern Foundation for Historic Preservation, The National Park Service, The Arizona Humanities Council, Cox Charities and The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.
Programs include teacher materials and docent presentations in the classroom. Please call Jean at 742-4305 for details. All of these programs fill up fast so contact us as early as you can.
Friday at the Fort
Fourth graders experience a child's life in Spanishi Colonial Tucson through hands-on activities. They engage in daily activities like soldier's drill (see right), Colonial era household chores, Colonial era games and much more.
Time: Four hours:
Number: 55 - 75 children plus teachers and chaperones
This program is similar to our Friday at the Fort program but is designed for smaller groups.
Time: Two hours
Number: 10 - 30 children plus teachers and chaperones
Historic Hats of Arizona
This program brings Presidio life and Arizona history alive inside the classroom. This in-school trunk tour acquaints children with Arizona's history through its people and the specific hats they wore. By showing each hat and discussing the role of its owner, students begin to learn about the real people who built Arizona. Our docents lead the class through discussion and then provide activities as well as loan of the trunk itself for further exploration and discovery.