Colorado State History Teacher Resources
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New Review Gold Ore and Smelters
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies lesson. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, students complete the included graphic organizer as they determine the sequence of events involved in processing ore into beautiful gold bricks.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 21 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fur Trappers and Beaver Pelts
Young scholars explore the history of Colorado's fur trade. Using a series of primary source documents and the included graphic organizer, students examine the causes influencing the growth of this industry and the effects it had on both the people and the environment.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hunters to Herders
Young historians discover the many ways that the lives of the Native Americans in Colorado changed over time. Learners research and trace the various events that led to their lifestyle being primarily nomadic, to a lifestyle of permanent settlement.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Making a Colorado Brochure
Students create brochures reflecting the state of Colorado. In groups, they write about tourist attractions, important people, major cities, and statistical information. After writing, they create their brochure importing clip art and their research.
4th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 45 Downloads
Third graders complete a variety of activities to increase their knowledge of Colorado. They make leafprints, read and listen to stories, write fiction, make collages, participate in discussions and invite their parents to come and see all of their work.
3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads
Cities Changing Through Time
Groups of young historians work together to select one of five big cities of Colorado from back in the early 20th century. They view photographs of that city, and try to determine the correct chronological order the photographs were taken. They write a summary outlining their reasons for placing the pictures in the order that they did.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Attack of the Raging River
Students explore mass and volume. In this mass and volume lesson, students pretend to be on a hike and have lost their way. Students must cross a river get back on track. Students must use mass, volume, surface area, density, property and displacement to calculate if they have the proper supplies to make it across the river.
5th - 6th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Mapmaker, Make Me a Map!
Here is a well-designed, very thorough lesson plan on mapping for very young children. Within the six-page plan, you will find everything you need to implement the lesson. They will identify various landforms found in Colorado on a map, learn about the most common symbols found on maps, work with a partner to create their own map, and color in a worksheet which depicts the Colorado quarter.
K - 1st Social Studies & History 52 Views 162 Downloads
The Dust Bowl (I)
Young historians evaluate the impact that the dust-bowl-type storms had on a farming family in Colorado. They write a letter to a friend which describes the impacts of the storms. The letter must address what the storms were like, what kind of damage they did, what the Great Depression was, and what kind of decisions were facing farming families during this time.
4th - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 31 Downloads
If I Had Lived Long Ago in a City in Colorado
Young historians view photographs of 19th century Colorado towns, then write stories which convey the information they gathered about types of food, clothing, and shelter. They write a story as if they are living in the town they have researched.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Fangled Inventions: Using Colorado Historical Newspapers
Students engage in research from the Colorado Historical Newspaper Collection that is accessed by using the internet. They find the history of common household items to find their uses and history as part of making a collection for a classroom Book of Inventions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
What Can We Discover About Colorado?
Students locate Colorado and its neighbors on a map (either in a book or on the Internet). They create a graphic that illustrates what they know and want to know about the state (KWL); finally, they draw and label Louisiana maps.
K - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Let's Trade! The Prince and the Pauper
Sixth graders read and analyze the novel, The Prince and the Pauper. They examine character development, discuss opinions using text, and develop and present a slide show demonstrating the development of a character from the beginning to the end of the book.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Goods, Services, People and Ideas Transported Through Colorado: A Mission Impossible?
Groups of learners work together to determine the best mode of transportation between two cities in Colorado. The journey is supposed to have taken place a century ago, so the groups must study old maps, and old methods of transporting goods between the cities during that time.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Grand Canyon
Fourth graders study the Grand Canyon. They research the Grand Canyon and locate the Colorado River on the map of Arizona. They discuss erosion and read how sedimentary rock was formed. They view photographs of the Grand Canyon and discuss the layers and the bottom of the canyon.
4th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Comprehension Skills: Evaluate Using Fiction Stories and Aesop's Fables
Primary readers investigate several comprehension skills in the ten lessons of this unit. Forming opinions about stories, comparing stories to each other, using Venn Diagrams, and applying the ideas from a story to real life situations constitute the main thrust.
K Language Arts 22 Views 100 Downloads