Teachers are invited to learn about field trips to Mission San Xavier at a teacher in-service hosted by Patronato San Xavier on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the YWCA Main Campus, 525 N. Bonita Ave. in Tucson. Teachers who attend the in-service will earn four (4) professional development (PD) credits. The event is free to teachers but registration is required: www.patronatosanxavier.org/teacher-inservice-registration
“Through this educational outreach to Tucson area teachers, we hope to encourage and inspire young people in our community to know and appreciate this unique place that is truly one of great architectural and aesthetic treasures of Arizona,” said Patronato Education Committee Chair Leah Wheeler.
At the in-service, Patronato docents will describe the Mission and explain its historic, religious, cultural and artistic significance. They will discuss how to schedule a class field trip to the site; and describe the educational resources that are available online to help prepare students to get the most out of a trip Mission San Xavier.
The Mission offers a rich learning experience for students of all ages and teachers of all grades may attend. Online learning materials are geared to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade levels, where social studies curriculums focus on Arizona state history, regions and cultures of the Americas, and U.S. history.