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RETA Lessons

New Mexico History Resource FrameworkNew Mexico History Resource Framework
A project to present resources that support teaching New Mexico History to elementary and secondary students.
The Santero's MiracleThe Santero's Miracle
Enhance your reading of The Santero's Miracle by Rudolfo Anaya.
The Battle for BataanThe Battle for Bataan
Learn about the historic role of 1,800 New Mexico National Guardsmen in this battle and of their ordeal as prisoners of war.
Four Sacred PlantsFour Sacred Plants
Corn, beans, squash, and tobacco are sacred to the Diné People. This media-rich site explores the uses and benefits of these crops.
El Camino Real de  Tierra AdentroEl Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is one of the oldest and longest historic routes on the North American continent. Join us as we explore this historic trail.
The Long WalkThe Long Walk
Learn about the forced march of the Navajo in this three-part lesson on the Long Walk.
Route 66Route 66
Come explore Route 66 in New Mexico! Known as the Mother Road, Route 66 tells the history of New Mexico.

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