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32 resources with the keyterm colorado history

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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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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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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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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...
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If I Had Lived Long Ago in a City in Colorado

For Teachers 4th
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...
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We've Got Work to Do!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the different types of work places, and types of goods and services produced in Colorado during the 20th century. The write an acrostic poem about one type of work place. Some interesting vintage photographs are...
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Come to Order at the Town Meeting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is another in the series of rather dry lessons on Colorado history. For this one, learners look at photographs of old buildings from towns in Colorado that are still in use today. Groups of learners are assigned one building, and...
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School Clothing

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders look at photographs of schoolchildren from the early 20th century, and compare their hair styles, and style of dress with young scholars of today. The each use a piece of construction paper they draw a picture of...
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A Book of Knowledge About the First Automobiles

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils who are studying the history of transportation in Colorado take a look at the differences between vehicles of the early 20th century compared to ones of today. They view images from a CD-Rom, and answer discussion questions...
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Influential Groups In Colorado's History

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders watch a teacher made PowerPoint presentation that introduces the study of Colorado's history. They view images and listen to music that is indicative of the mountain men, miners, pioneers, the Spanish, and Native Americans...
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Building a Log Cabin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate primary sources to explore how miners in Colorado built log cabins. They design and draw a model of a log cabin.
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"It's News to Me!"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view newspaper articles and photos from the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection databases to inform them of events and places in their town at the turn of the 20th century. They create a poster illustrating things that...
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The Layout of a Mining Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate primary and secondary sources for information and evidence about Colorado mining towns to design their own mining town.