2nd-5th Grade: Hands On History - CSPM

2nd-5th Grade: Hands On History


Prior to submitting a field trip request please review our HOH PRE-VISIT GUIDE. The museum expects that you are fully aware of our policies and procedures. If you have any questions or concerns please resolve these in advance of the field trip to avoid any issues the day of your visit. We have specific guidelines for the size of groups, number of chaperones, final confirmations and more.

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Hands on History

Choose three OR four 25 minute stations below
(2nd grade groups can choose 3):

Explore our city’s relationship with health and disease. Learn how the “City of Sunshine” drew, and continues to draw, people from all over the country as a healthful resort town. Consider the messages we sent locally and nationally to attract “seekers” eager to be cured of tuberculosis.

Many American Indian people have called this area home, among them: Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache. Students will examine historic objects from our American Indian collection and distinguish local from traded materials. We’ll learn how trade and interactions between different tribes and nations influenced the region noted for being a Cultural Crossroads.

The City of Colorado Springs recently completed an archaeological excavation of the midden (trash) pit at Glen Eyrie, the home of our city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer. Whether history lends us documents, photographs, artifacts, or even trash, we can use historic sources to explain the past. Students will work together as history detectives to use historical evidence to understand the development of the Pikes Peak region.

The Pikes Peak region has changed over time as various peoples and cultures have migrated to the area. Through movement and discussion students will gain an understanding of where people are migrating from, why they are choosing to move, and their impact on the region. During this station, chaperones are welcome to pass out simple, quick, and easy to clean-up snacks. This station is designed to provide a “brain break” for students!

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? These concepts are creatively explored in Trailblazers. Through an interactive timeline activity students discover why and when people came to live in the Pikes Peak Region over time.

You can learn a lot about a person from their home! Helen Hunt Jackson was a famous author and activist for American Indian rights who moved to Colorado Springs in 1873. Explore her (actual!) home and discover what we can learn from the many historical sources inside.

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2nd-5th Grade: Hands On History