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Story of Us Lesson Plans

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum partnered with the Colorado Geographic Alliance in June 2017 to offer a three-day training and curriculum development workshop for local educators. The workshop focused on local history, geography, and the use of primary sources. After exploring the museum and learning from a variety of regional experts, the participating teachers were asked to develop lesson plans utilizing the museum’s Story of Us exhibit. The lessons below guide teachers on the use of the museum exhibit and online components, developing mapping exercises, and creating annotated resource sets. Thank you to the educators that partnered with the museum to create the lessons featured on this site!

BLOOMER GIRL: Bloomer Girls Contribution to Pikes Peak Region – Grade: 4

HISTORIC MAPS: How Has Colorado Springs Changed? – Grades: 1-3

LON CHANEY: L is for Lon Chaney – Grade: Kindergarten

NATURAL DISASTERS: Flooding in the Colorado Springs Region – Grades: 4 & 5

POOR FARM: Taking Care of Us – Grades: 4 & 5

QUARRY: How and Why in Red Rocks Open Space – Grades: 9-12

RIDING MASTER: Ride to Stride and Ride to Survive – Grade: Middle School

USS COLORADO: USS Colorado BB45 in the Pacific – Grades: 11 & 12

VALLEJOS: Exploring the Hispanic Influence in the Pikes Peak Region and Beyond – Grades: 9-12

“X” Marks the Spot: The Development of Colorado Springs – Grades: 9-12

YOU! How Will You Be Part of Colorado Springs History? – Grades: K-12

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