Marissa Volpe with Bruce Randolph School student during a museum of memory workshop. 

Educator Resources

History education has the power to transform lives and strengthen communities. During these challenging times, History Colorado offers a variety of engaging in-person and online learning opportunities for all ages. Aligned to academic standards and anchored in meaningful discourse, virtual field trips, rentable programs, and other digital resources provide school students with rich primary sources and critical thinking wherever they learn.

Digital Learning

More online resources

Echoes from the Collection

Echoes from The Collection is a 15-minute history program that takes listeners on an audio adventure of our state's archives. The first season features dramatic readings drawn from the Civil Works Administration (CWA) Pioneer Interviews that were conducted by New Deal historians.

Season 1 features the challenges and achievements of Coloradans from across the state doing their part in extraordinary circumstances. Stories of community dances held in general stores, the discovery of "Colorado's First Beet," and attending school in a sod building will delight and engage listeners. Each episode focuses on a single theme, highlighting the experiences of people living in Colorado in the 1870s, 80s, and 90s.

Find all 5 episodes on Soundcloud.

Colorado Biographies

Read up on the historical figures that shaped the history of Colorado and the West with articles written just for students.

Colorado National Parks & Monuments

Find out fun facts about our state's National Parks and Monuments.

Colorado Experience Documentaries

A historical documentary series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS, dedicated to preserving & celebrating the people, events & places that have shaped Colorado. These 30-40 minute videos are perfect for distance learning.

History Colorado talks on YouTube

Lots of History Colorado's great speakers have moved online to our YouTube channel. Find talks from historians, authors, artists, preservationists, and more.

Colorado Encyclopedia

The Colorado Encyclopedia provides articles specially written for 4th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade reading levels. Educator resources also included.

Colorado's Historic Newspapers Collection

A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection currently includes more than 1.8 million digitized pages, representing more than 450 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2019.

History Colorado on SoundCloud

Tons of our audio materials are available on SoundCloud, including Echoes from the Collection, the stories of LGBTQ Coloradoans, and oral histories from around the state.

Coming to History Colorado

In-Person Field Trips

History Colorado museums are currently taking field trip registrations for spring 2021. In fall 2020, please see our Virtual Field Trips.

From kindergartners to high school seniors, students love our immersive and experiential exhibits and programs that explore the state’s history, people and environment while aligning with curriculum standards across multiple disciplines.

Tour details may change in accordance with public health guidelines. Please ask for more details when booking.

Professional Development

History Colorado offers engaging professional development opportunities throughout the year that blend content and pedagogy and provide classroom-ready resources. We will also work with schools and districts to create custom professional development opportunities that combine expert speakers, resource packets and museum admission.

For details, contact April Legg at 303-866-4688 or april.legg@state.co.us.