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Fifth graders explore the Italian Rensissance in this six lessons unit. The prominent citizens, the ideas, values, art, philosophy, and literature of the are seen as a rediscovery of Ancient Greek and Roman times.
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.
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.
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the first seven presidents of the U.S. They conduct research, write a four-paragraph essay, and create posters and speeches for a simulated campaign convention.
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. They create posters of one of the layers of the Grand Canyon.
Fourth graders read and analyze Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, and participate in problem solving activity similar to television show, Survivor. Eight lessons on one page.
Students do various activities and research on the history of Colorado water rights and local ditches and evaluate current situations in terms of water rights, water sources, ditches,as well as how different groups have been affected by these laws and wat
Pupils 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.
Fourth graders identify reasons for people moving to the Colorado Territory and examine how moving in the 1800's is different than moving today. They also practice reading maps and gathering information from maps, as well as, describe cause and effect relationships between interactions of people of different cultures.
Learners use primary sources to investigate some of the houses of early settlers in Colorado, and speculate about why they built the kinds of houses they did.
Learners work together in groups to examine the suffrage movement in Colorado. They analyze the reasons for and against women's suffrage. They also determine the impact of the movement in Colorado.
First graders practice reading and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. Ten lessons on one page.
Students investigate the houses of early farmers in Colorado. They compare early farmers' houses with their own.
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.
Students engage in a instructional activity of using research methods in order to find information about the history of irrigation methods in Colorado. They access a newspaper database of primary resources in order to complete a written assignment.
In this Colorado reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
Students research the use of cradle boards by the Colorado Indians. They write personal narratives of their own "Life in a Cradle Board."
First graders looks at germs through a microscope and identify two that can make us sick. They compare their mouth before and after they brush their teeth and practice proper hand washing techniques. They study the impact of Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur.
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.
Fourth graders discover the history and geography of Colorado by observing maps.  In this United States lesson plan, 4th graders research the state of Colorado using their textbook and handouts.  Students investigate the geography of the state and construct a 3-D map of Colorado out of clay.

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