ARIZONA STATE SYMBOLS RESOURCES
In 2012, the state of Arizona celebrated its centennial. As such, the Arizona Game and Fish Department put together a number of resources related to our state symbols.Below is this collection. You will find lessons, resources and so much more.
A collection of resources to help you understand how and why the different symbols were chosen.
- Background History - An informational sheet which describes how the various state symbols were selected
- 1985 Ballots - Scanned copies of the original 1985 ballot information when students voted for some state symbols. There were 4 different ballots, focusing on the different groups of animals that were being voted on: amphibians, fish, mammals and reptiles.
FOCUS WILD STUDENT ACTIVITIES
From 2006-2013, each issue of the Department's Arizona Wildlife Views magazine featured a new education article intended for younger children. A number of these articles focused on the state symbols.
LIVING STATE SYMBOLS
A collection of lessons designed for 4th grade students that focuses on Arizona's living state symbols. These lessons have not been updated and remain in an older format. Each lesson is stand alone and is designed with a slightly different focus. "Seal of Approval" is an art lesson. Both "Legislative" and "Selecting a Class Symbol" have a social studies focus. And "Becoming a Wildlife Detective" is geared toward science classrooms.