Virtual Programming

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pueblo Grande Museum’s virtual programs are designed to meet the Arizona State Education standards for 2nd through 4th 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 underlined links to access videos and information. 

Types of Virtual Programs​​


Overview​ (Free)! Woman presenting PGM overview to crowd

​A 10-minute overview of the ancestral Sonoran Desert people (Hohokam) and introduction to the site of Pueblo Grande. 

This recorded video showcases the masterful achievements of the ancestral Sonoran Desert people including the intricate irrigation system and impressive earthen architecture.​

Museum Gallery Videos  (Free)! 

Each of these videos is presented in English and then Spanish.

Dig It.jpgDig 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.

Map of Hohokam canal system

Canals​ – 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.

Join three Native American authors in a virtual storytelling of their family focused books on three Saturdays in June: 

At Mountain's Base.jpgJune 11 – At the Mountain's Base by Traci Sorrell

In this lyrical picture booka family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home. This lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots. Listen to the book online.

My Heart Fills with Happiness.pngJune 18 - My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith

 This book celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy. Listen to the book online.

You are Loved by Me.jpgJune 25 - You are Loved by Me / Kisakihitin  by Violet Duncan

This story expresses love, joy and gratitude with warmhearted      messages of multigenerational love in both the English and Cree language. Listen to the book online. ​

Extended Virtual Programs (Cost: $25/ program) 

These 15-20 minute recorded programs highlight aspects 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 online through ActiveNet or by calling 602-495-0901, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 hoho houses clouds- 4x6.jpgA Place to Call Home        

This program highlights the daily life of the ancestral Sonoran Desert people (the Hohokam).  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

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 (the Hohokam). ​​​​​​​

Living in the Desert

Learn how and why the ancestral Sonoran Desert people (the Hohokam) 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.

Virtual Programming video worksheets available in Resources

Hands-on Craft Kits (Cost: $2 per student /craft) 

Each craft kit includes the materials for the craft (based on the number of students provided at the time of the order) and a copy of an instructional PowerPoint. Each PowerPoint includes contextual content relating the craft to the ancestral Sonoran Desert people and step-by-step instructions for the craft. Order your craft kits online through ActiveNet or by calling 602-495-0901, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 Pinch Pot– Prehistoric Pottery 


 Pony Bead Indian Corn


 Plaster Petroglyphs​