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Mining Town Community Life
Students investigate primary and secondary sources for information and evidence about community life in Colorado mining towns. They create a brochure to attract settlers to a hypothetical mining community.
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Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mining and Boulder County History
Young scholars examine a variety of aspects dealing with family life, survival, and mining in Colorado using primary and secondary sources. Research resources and handouts provide a background for this ten instructional activity unit.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
New Review Mining and Milling: The Story of Park City
Study the chemistry of mining! Through nine lessons in the unit, learners explore different concepts related to mining. Their study ranges from rock and mineral analysis to the environmental impact of dynamite and the chemical reaction...
What Makes Our Community Special?
Young sociologists take a look at what factors make a community special. They work together in groups to create a PowerPoint presentation about their own community's uniqueness. Digital photographs and slides which portray special events...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The New West: The Gold Rush
Take your class back to the New West and the times of the Gold Rush, with a great slide show. They'll find wonderful images and lots of easy-to-read informational text describing everything from boom towns to The Battle of Little Big...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Coal Miners and Mining Towns: Their Stories
An ethnographer studies people and retells their story through an Anthropological lens. Learners can consider the impact of coal miners, coal mining, and the mining industry on regional and national history. They interview a real coal...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science instructional activity, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create...
6th - 10th English Language Arts