​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​V​irtual Programming​

S'edav Va'aki Museum’s virtual programs are designed to meet the Arizona State Education standards for 2nd through 6th grade skill levels in Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Science. We encourage teachers to ada​pt the information provided to meet the unique needs of their students.​ Click on the links below to access videos and i​​​​nformation.

For more resources, check out our Video Worksheets​ and our Virtual Programming Teacher's Packet​​.​

Free Educational Content​

Overview​ Video

​A 10-minute overview of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People and introduction to the site of S'edav Va'aki. 

This recorded video showcases the masterful achievements of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People including the intricate ir​​​rigation system and impressive earthen architecture.​

Dig It!
This short 4-minute video discusses the science of archaeology. It also presents the concept of stratigraphy used by archaeologists to examine the order, position, and vertical relati​onship of the layers of soil, artifacts, and materials at a location. This video is presented in English and then Spanish.

This 5 minute video provides a general discussion of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People’s irrigation system, how it was constructed, and how it worked. This video is presented in English and then Spanish

Extended Virtual Programs (Cost: $25/ Program) 

These 15-20 minute recorded programs highlight asp​ects of the site and the ingenuity of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People to adapt to their environment. Each extended virtual program is available for a fee of $25 / theme; the program link remains active for 2 months from the date it is shared with the teacher.  Sign up for an extended program by calling 602-495-0901, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


A Place to Ca​ll Home
This program highlights the daily life of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.  Learn what type of homes they lived in and how they were constructed. Discover how they made use of the courtyards and nearby ramadas for daily chores and skills, such as pottery construction.

Petroglyph on rock

Living in the Desert
​Learn how and why the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People constructed the largest canal system in the North America without metal tools. Learn about the plants cultivated and collected by this hard-working group of desert farmers.​​

Designs on Rocks
Learn how to tell the difference between a petroglyph and a pictograph.  Find out how the images and symbols are made and learn how we can protect them for future generations.  Discover how the design are connected to the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People. ​​​​​​​