Native Land, Native People
San Diego is often called America’s finest city. Indeed, its weather is beautiful, there is fantastic entertainment, and it is a melting pot of culture. From the coast to the desert, it is also home to a fascinating variety of plants and animals. But today we are faced with issues such as biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change. Before there were roads winding through the mountains and boardwalks jutting into the Pacific, San Diego County looked quite different.
This online, asynchronous lesson explores the deep connection the Kumeyaay People—our region’s first inhabitants—had with nature. Students will discover how the beliefs and cultural practices of Kumeyaay ancestors allowed them to thrive in the natural world while also preserving and protecting it. How can your students apply this to the way we live today?
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