Tracking History: Colorado Trains 1900-1910
Students conduct research The history of trains from 1900-1910. They use the Colorado Historical Newspaper Collection to find information. They summarize and analyze the information in order to write a paper.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
How Jobs Changed Over Time
A history 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, and examine why...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Transportation in the 1800's and 1900's
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...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story
Students examine how the Homestead Act impacted the economic opportunities of women. They research the Homestead Act, define Manifest Destiny, and prepare an exhibit that features an outstanding woman who lived or lives in their community.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Students develop computer research skills while searching facts about Harriet Tubman. Students learn about ways in which Harriet Tubman's childhood influenced her future. Students learn to use primary documents to learn about the...
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills