Students explore a variety of music related to the coal mining industry and organized labor which can be integrated into the study of Colorado History, American Labor History, and a study of immigration.
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West with Lewis and Clark
Students participate in a simulation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this hands-on American history lesson, students become characters from the early 1800's and make the journey west. They write journal entries, make decisions, and...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Liberty Bowl, No. 45 by Paul Revere
What does a bowl have to do with Paul Revere? Learners will find out about the Liberty Bowl, a silver piece created by Mr. Revere himself. Each of the suggested activities is perfect for engaging kids in exploring the Revolutionary War...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Art to Zoo: India-Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary
Students "visit" India to learn about its culture and the lives of children in India. In this India instructional activity, students conduct research and report on the lives of Indian children in the form of a mock interview between a...
4th - 9th Social Studies & History
Portraits Visual and Written: Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens
Students discover the life and work of an American author, either Samuel Clemens or Louisa May Alcott. In this study of visual and written portraits lesson plan, students take a look at the authors through four different sources: a...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
MOBILITY, Traveling Lightly: What’s My Footprint?
Students calculate their carbon footprint. In this environmental technology activity, students listen to a lecture on climate change. Students brainstorm solutions to reduce environmental impact based on travel options. Students...
5th - 10th Science