Children in borderlands


Teacher Workshop: Borderlands of Southern Colorado

Borderlands of Southern Colorado is a place-based K-12 teacher workshop illuminating the complex history of the American southwest through the intersection of geo-political, geographic, cultural, ethnic, and religious landscapes.

The San Luis Valley is home to several unique historic sites that provide educators with the ideal setting to discover and explore key curricular topics such as indigenous culture and history, early American history, westward and northward expansion, labor and the economy, land and water rights, and individual and community identity. During the workshop, participants will interact with scholars, engage with local residents, and be immersed in a variety of experiential opportunities. Teaching mentors will work with participants to develop strategies for integrating activities, historic site visits and primary sources into classroom materials for the benefit of their students and local school communities.

Applicants must be available for all sessions in order to participate: 

Monday, June 25, 11:00am to 9:30pm
Tuesday, June 26, 8:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 27, 8:00am to 12:00pm

As a pilot project of History Colorado Community Museums, all direct workshop costs will be covered. This includes workshop materials/resources, lodging, meals, and transportation during the workshop. For participants from outside of Alamosa, a travel reimbursement up to $200 is available.

Participants will receive a certificate of contact hours from History Colorado. Optional graduate credit through Adams State University will be available for an additional fee.

This Teacher Workshop is full and no longer taking registrations. However, if you would like to be added to the waiting list in case space becomes available, please complete the form here.

For more information contact Eric Carpio at 719-588-1569 or