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88 resources with the concept colorado

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On This Day: Sand Creek Massacre

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Sand Creek Massacre refers to the killing of hundreds of native peoples at the hands of federal troops. Today, the site is marked as a sacred spot by the National Parks Service. Young people consider the impact of the atrocity and...
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Fur Trappers and Beaver Pelts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Gold Ore and Smelters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies instructional activity. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, students complete the...
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Redwood National Park Coloring Sheet

For Students 3rd - 6th
Give your youngsters a piece of history with this coloring page. Redwood National Park was established less than 50 years ago, in 1968. For your olde learners, discuss why parks are created and encourage them to research various state...
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Woman Suffrage in Colorado, 1877-1893

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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.
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A Major City of Colorado

For Teachers 4th - 5th
A worksheet on cities found in Colorado is here for you. In it, learners must answer some basic questions about the city of their choice: the population, listing some attractions, some unique aspects of the city, and how the city was...
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Colorado Outline Map

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this Colorado outline map worksheet, students examine political boundaries of the state and the placement its capital city as well as its major cities. This map is not labeled.
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The Dust Bowl (I)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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...
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The Dust Bowl (ll)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
After listening to the book, Children of the Dust Bowl, learners discuss what similarities they can find between the Oklahoma and Colorado Dust Bowls. They fill out the "Solve A Problem" worksheet which is embedded in the plan.
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Families Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young historians look at photos of twentieth century families and schools and explore what is similar and different given today's culture. Groups of learners get together to view many photos from the past, then answer the inquiry guide...
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Can You Name the Region?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
While just a picture of the Rocky Mountains, this presentation could be used as an introductory activity to a geography lesson. The series of slides begins with a piece of a complete picture which is revealed little by little, until the...
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Colorado Acrostic

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Colorado acrostic worksheet, students write a Colorado acrostic by writing a verb or phrase for each letter in Colorado. Students do this for 8 letters.
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Colorado Alphabet Activity

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this Colorado activity, students put words having to do with Colorado's famous people, places, and history in alphabetical order. Students put 10 words in alphabetical order.
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Transportation in the 1800's and 1900's

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Youngsters take a look at methods of transportation in Colorado during the 19th and 20th centuries. They look at how transportation in cities changed during these times, and how transportation affected the way Coloradans lived. They use...
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Cities Changing Through Time

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Colorado Tourist Attraction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A worksheet on Colorado tourist attractions is here for you. In it, learners select one attraction, describe it, write a short essay explaining why people should visit it, and list how many people go there each year. This worksheet would...
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Write a "Mystery Food" Riddle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young historians explore food, how it was prepared, and the variety of public places it was eaten in the 20th century. They combine this information with their knowledge of history in order to create riddles. The focus of the lesson is...
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Hunters to Herders

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
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...
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Children Then and Now

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Groups of three youngsters view photographs from a CD-Rom which depict children living in a variety of conditions in the early 20th century. Based on the photo, the group makes up a fictitious story about the child pictured. The stories...
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Streetcars

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young historians describe the evolution of the streetcar and create a historical timeline of how long they were used in Denver, Colorado. A very good website link and a graphic-organizer-style worksheet are embedded in the plan for easy...
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Sports

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young historians create a newspaper story about a 20th century sporting event. After viewing a CD-ROM that has images and examples of sports stories from that time, learners strive to create a newspaper story that contains headlines,...
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Work to Do

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young historians answer the questions: What kinds of jobs were there in Colorado during the early 1900's? What goods and services were provided for people? Are those same goods and services available today? Each pupil selects one job to...
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How Jobs Changed Over Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A history instructional activity focuses on jobs found in Colorado back in the 1800's, 1900's, and today. Young economists study economic factors that contributed to jobs during all three time periods, the concept of supply and demand,...
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Designing a Late 1800's Home

For Teachers 5th
Youngsters view images of homes of many types built in the Colorado in the late 1800's. They pay close attention to the materials used, the size of the homes, and who lived in them. Then, each of the students pretends they are an...