Bell Ringer: Butler Wash Cliff Dwellings

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The Ancestral Puebloan culture emerged around 100 CE in the area where the borders of present-day Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah intersect. Learning about this early Indigenous civilization is critical for a broader understanding of American history.

Use this bell ringer activity to introduce students to the Ancestral Puebloan culture. Each bell ringer activity includes:

  • Activity overview, including student learning objectives
  • Visual primary source and student prompt
  • Suggested scaffolds for differentiated learning
  • Ideas for connecting history to the present

This activity is part of ABC-CLIO’s Ideas Worth Sharing series, a collaboration with leading educators to bring you ready-to-use instructional materials ideal for distance learning.