|The classroom activities listed below use content from the Los Adaes website and provide opportunities for students to develop skills in social studies, language arts, art, and math.
- Create a timeline; include this site and other places you are studying.
- Build a model of the presidio.
- Write instructions for reaching Los Adaes from school.
- Compare and contrast Los Adaes with similar sites in other states; compare houses, food, and artifacts.
- Create a PowerPoint presentation about the site.
- Create a travel brochure about Los Adaes.
- Debate cultural tourism; would more tourists be good or bad for the site and the families who live nearby?
- Debate laws protecting archaeological sites on state property; discuss group good vs. personal freedom.
- Decide if Los Adaes State Historic Site is a good school field trip destination; develop ranking criteria; calculate cost of the trip; compare with another State Historic Site; vote to decide which would be a better fieldtrip.
- Propose a service learning activity relating to protecting and preserving Los Adaes.
- Draw a picture of life at the site in its heyday.
- Create a billboard or advertisement for Los Adaes State Historic Site.
- Write a fictional story about interaction between two people of different cultures who met at Los Adaes.
- Imagine that you are a soldier from Mexico living at Los Adaes in 1730. Write a letter to your mother about life on the frontier.