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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.
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.
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. A timeline is constructed that shows the change from hunters to herders.
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.
Students research and map the Colorado River and its dams and predict the effects of a dam on an area. They suggest reasons a dam would be built and compare the Colorado River system with other major river systems within the US and around the world.
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.
Fourth graders write and respond to sayings throughout the school year. They define the idioms, illustrate them and compare their meanings with other groups in the class.
First graders practice reading and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. Ten lessons on one page.
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.
Students investigate the houses of early farmers in Colorado. They compare early farmers' houses with their own.
High schoolers 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
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars 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 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.
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 explore the history, meaningful background, and significance of Patriotic songs in the eight lessons of this unit. Each of the different grade levels experience a different amount of lessons all culminating in a Patriotic Program.
Fifth graders participate in language arts activities designed to prepare them for taking standardized tests. The language arts format covers science and social studies content. Handouts and worksheets are included in the lesson.
First graders explore learning skills that can be practiced at home in the ten lessons of this unit. Oral reading, letter formation, fairy tale identification, and phonic awareness exercises are provided in this unit.
Middle schoolers 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.

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