UPDATED 5/25/20: Our galleries, museum store, and library remain temporarily closed to the public. Until we can welcome you back, stay safe, stay distanced, and stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube. Explore our Online Learning Resources.
These resources are for school groups, families, and anyone wanting background materials and activities related to ASM's exhibits. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest
Explore the origins, histories, and contemporary lifeways of ten groups native to the region, from northern Mexico to northern Arizona.
Self-Guided Discovery Hunts in Paths of Life (based on information presented on guided tours through the exhibit)
- Seri (2nd–5th grades) PDF
- Seri (6th and up grades) PDF
- Yaqui (2nd–5th grades) PDF
- Yaqui (6th and up grades) PDF
- O'odham (2nd–5th grades) PDF
- O'odham (6th and up grades) PDF
- Apache (2nd–5th grades) PDF
- Apache (6th and up grades) PDF
- Navajo (2nd–5th grades) PDF
- Navajo (6th and up grades) PDF
- Hopi (2nd–5th grades) PDF
- Hopi (6th and up grades) PDF
More Discovery Hunts in Paths of Life
A Study of Human Adaptations in the Paths of Life exhibit (4th grade and up). A field journal activity employing scientific method, environmental science, and anthropology
Let's Find Animals: Pre-k through first grade
Native Resistance Then and Now: a lesson plan for high school students from the Smithsonian Learning Lab
Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art
Explore the ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions of the region.
Discory Hunts in Woven Through Time
The Pottery Project: 24,000 Pots, 2,000 Years
The Pottery Project celebrates 2,000 years of Native pottery-making traditions in the U.S. Southwest.
Discovery Hunts in The Pottery Project