Educational Resources

Chandler Museum offers interactive learning experiences for students in grades K-12. All experiences are aligned with Arizona academic content standards.

Tumbleweed Ranch

Daily Life in Chandler, 1910s and 1920s, grades 2-5, Tumbleweed Ranch
A four-station experience featuring: butter-making and chores at the McCroskey house, shopkeeping at the historic grocery store, cotton and agriculture by the farm implements, and entertainment under the Red Shed theater. Watch the video below.

To schedule a group tour at Tumbleweed Ranch, contact Tiffani Egnor at 480-782-2874.

Field Trip Request Form


Use Local, Teach National Lesson Plan Series*

  • Dorothea Lange and Dust Bowl migrants in Chandler
  • Olive Goodykoontz and World War II: Perspectives on War
  • The Prohibition Movement: Arizona Votes
  • Architecture 101 with Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Post-war Germany 
  • Zora Folley
  • Japanese Americans at the Gila River Internment Camp
  • Forms of Communication: Postcards from the San Marcos Hotel
  • Cotton in Chandler, World War I
  • Persuasive Writing

*Chandler Museum's Use Local, Teach National Lesson Plan Series contains lessons that feature local history primary sources to investigate national history.  The lessons may focus on specific events, people, eras, or other historical topics.  The goal of each lesson is to help students connect their community history to nationwide events. 

Social Studies Lesson Plans

  • Family History Journal
  • Streets of Chandler
  • Navajo Code Talkers
  • Centennial Lessons Plans

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