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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » New Mexico

See Featured 10 Resources provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
Battle of Glorieta Pass: A Shattered Dream examines a Civil War battle known as the "Gettysburg of the West." Texans invaded this mountain valley, intent on conquering New Mexico. Victory here would be a necessary prelude to...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
American Southwest presents a travel itinerary of 58 historic places across Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. It includes forts built to protect mail routes and settlers, missions and churches...  (National Register of Historic Places, supported by National Park Service)
Glorieta and Raton Passes: Gateways to the Southwest examines the role of these two passes in ensuring that the Southwest would become and remain part of the U.S. Learn about traders and armies that depended on the passes, which were...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Chaco Culture National Historical Park presents artifacts from the Chaco Canyon, an area of the Colorado Plateau occupied by Native Americans for over 10,000 years. Images of pottery, ceramics, beads, pendants...  (Museum Management, supported by National Park Service)
The Hispano Ranchos of Northern New Mexico: Continuity and Change features the small subsistence farms, or ranchos, created by Hispanos, early Spanish settlers of New Mexico, during the 1800s in the mountain valleys of the Pecos and Mora rivers...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande is an online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and...  (Library of Congress)
Gran Quivira: A Blending of Cultures in a Pueblo Indian Village can help students understand daily life and how it changed for the Pueblo Indians of Gran Quivira, the largest of the three Salinas pueblos located in central New Mexico...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the website of this park in the Guadalupe Mountains (New Mexico) that contains 86 known caves, including Carlsbad Cavern, home of one of the world's largest underground chambers...  (National Park Service)
White Sands National Monument Fact Sheets is a resource page about one of the world's great natural wonders -- the glistening white sands of New Mexico. These sands rise from the heart of the Tularosa basin, which is located...  (National Park Service)

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