History Colorado offers fun, authentic classroom materials that bring the past to life. Check out artifact kits and grandmother trunks, find local resources, or download lesson plans created by teachers for teachers.
Take a field trip in your classroom.
Packed with artifacts and activities, our history kits bring part of the museum to your school.
Literacy lessons developed by Denver Public School teachers using primary sources from History Colorado collections and other public domain sources.
We are working with partners across the state to bring quality programs and experiences available to YOUR community!
Discover the diverse history of Hispanics in Colorado - from the Ancestral Puebloans through today with biographies, artifact kits for your classrooms, bibliographies and more.
Historical Background Information
African American History in Colorado
An Educator’s Guide to Lincoln Hills:Segregation and African American History (Grades 3‐8)
Lincoln Hills Teacher Resource Guide - Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Lincoln Hills Primary Resource Set
Japanese Internment in Colorado
An Educator’s Guide to Amache:Japanese Internment During World War II (Grades 3‐8)
Amache Teacher Resource Guide - Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Amache Primary Resource Set
Colorado and the Fur Trade
An Educator’s Guide to Bent's Fort:International Trade during the Fur Trade Era (Grades 3‐8)
Bent's Fort Teacher Resource Guide - Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Bent's Fort Primary Resource Set
The Colorado Coal Field War: 1913-1914
The Colorado Coal Field War Primary Resource Set
Ancestral Pueblo Indians of Southwestern Colorado
Mesa Verde Primary Resource Set
Homestead & Hope - Keota, Colorado 1888-present
Keota Primary Resource Set
Period of Check Out: 2 weeks. Kits are checked out on Wednesdays.
Cost: $10 per kit if you pick up the kit or trunk from us; $30 per kit plus return postage if it is shipped to you.
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