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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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
Bridging the Gap by Doing Philanthropy
Turn your middle schoolers into civic-minded members of the community. After engaging in a service learning activity, they write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, then complete a project summarizing their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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
Young scholars calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal...
6th - 10th English Language Arts