Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz
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Why was Alcratraz occupied by American Indian activists in 1969?
Who has lived on the island over the years and what might that experience have been like for them?
How can a typical sightseeing trip to Alcatraz become a meaningful educational experience?

The rich history of Alcatraz Island comes alive for your students with the following lessons designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers. These three lessons are correlated to California State Standards for social studies, language arts, science and visual arts.

Forty-Seven Cents An Acre
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Grade Level(s): 9 - 12
Subject Area(s): Social Studies, Language Arts, Visual Arts
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Program: Alcatraz Is Not an Island
Description: In this activity, students will stage a mock trial of the American-Indian Movement members who conducted the Alcatraz occupation.

Planning a Field Trip to Alcatraz
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Grade Level(s): 4 - 12
Subject Area(s): Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Visual Arts
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Program: Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz
Description: In this activity, students participate in the planning of a field trip to Alcatraz.

Living on Alcatraz
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Grade Level(s): 4 - 12
Subject Area(s): Science, Social Studies/History, Language Arts, Visual Arts
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Program: Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz
Description: In this activity, students imagine what life was like for the many different kinds of people who once lived on Alcatraz.

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