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Arizona IP The Arizona IP is an interest project from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Sahuaro Council. Developed by Maricopa Cadette leader Nickie Jo Antrim and Ft. Huachuca Senior Troop 420, the Arizona Cadette Interest Patch expands to new areas within the history, geography, and culture of our state.
Complete nine of the following activities, including the two starred activities.
Locate on a map of Arizona three ghost towns and tell what part they had in Arizona's history" Choose one that interests you and find out who were it's first settler's. When did other settler's arrive? What were some of the special events in its history (special visitors, wars, celebrations, highways completed)? What caused its demise and when? Using the answers you find, make a time chart or display to illustrate the community's lifeline.
Learn the names of five people who played a part in Arizona's history during the 1800s. What did they do? How many of these five are women? Write a brief biographical sketch of one of these people.
Native Americans have played a major part in Arizona's history. Visit a Native American museum and find out how their culture has had to yield to modem culture. Make a list of at least six changes they have made and why. Have these changes been positive or negative. Why?
List five towns in Arizona and tell why each one is important. Write to the Chamber of Commerce of one of them to find out why their town is important and what it offers. Share what you learn with your troop.
Copper plays an important part in Arizona's economics. Know two mines by name and their locations. Be able to show where they are on an Arizona map. Visit the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee or a mine in your area.
Arizona has many forms of wildlife that are endangered. Find out about four of them and share what you have learned with your troop. You could make a drawing, a diorama, or a map.
Find out about a woman who has played or is playing a role in Arizona. Find out about her community, life, family, friends. She can be anyone you admire, dislike, or find interesting. Make a report what would be representative of her life.
Arizona has played an important part in the formation of the United States. Know when and how Arizona became a part of the United States. When did Arizona become a state, what is its rank, its three official nicknames, its highest point, and its lowest point.
There have been seven principal minerals located in Arizona. What are they? Remember these are metals. Make a map of your area and where these minerals might be located.
From 1863 until the present there have been four separated places considered Arizona capitals. What are they? Hint: One was a capital twice: there are still three locations remaining.
What year did Arizona first try to become a state in the union? Who or what prevented it? Share your answers with your troop.
Learn about Arizona cooking. Collect five local recipes. Prepare three of them to share.
Research two of the following crafts: beading, potter making, weaving, basket making. Locates someone skilled in one of the crafts and ask them to share their skill with the troop.