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State of Arizona - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
Clay is a great medium to work with because it is very forgiving. If you mess up, you just squish it and start again!
In this lesson, we will learn a little bit about the great state of Arizona. Then, we will make a project related to the state. Feel free to adapt this lesson to make it work for you. It can be as easy or complex as you choose. Just read the facts and make the project or delve into the subject. Check out library books or do research online. Have your students see what other information they can find about Arizona. Make learning fun for your kids by incorporating this easy art project.
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State Abbreviation: AZ
State Nickname: Grand CanyonState
State Motto: “Ditat Deus” – God enriches.
State Song: “Arizona March Song”
State Bird: Cactus Wren
State Reptile: Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog
State Gemstone: Turquiose
State Fish: Arizona Trout
Some Famous People from Alabama:
Lynda Cater, Wonder Woman
Kerri Strug, Olympic gymnast
Erma Bombeck, author
Geronimo, Leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against the encroachment of European Settlers on Native American Lands. Hero of the Native American Fight for respect and independence.
In 1926, the Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states.
Arizona’s most abundant mineral is copper.
The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.
Arizona is home of the Grand CanyonNational Park.
The Arizona trout is found only in Arizona.
For Arizona, we are going to make the Arizona Trout, also known as the Apache Trout.