History Take-Out

(Grades K–5)

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! History Colorado educators facilitate these hands-on programs at your school. Through objects, photographs and a large walk-on map of the state, students will uncover the “footprint” various cultures and industries left behind.

Moving Day: Colorado’s Migration Story

Students explore the movement of people across Colorado from prehistory to 1870 and become “experts” on each of these cultural groups including Ancestral Puebloans, Mountain Men, Miners, Utes, Plains Indians and Hispanos.

Pre-visit material will prepare students for this journey, while post-visit material will synthesize and expand their knowledge.

Western Work: Colorado Industries of the Past

Through objects, photographs and role-playing activities, students become “entrepreneurs” in some of Colorado’s most important industries. Western Work meets economic, history and geography standards and encourages students to explore natural, capital and human resources through a historical lens.

Pre-visit material will prepare students for this journey, while post-visit material will synthesize and expand their knowledge.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $90 first class (maximum 30 students)
$75 each additional class.
Limited scholarship funds available for Title I schools.
Additional travel fees may apply.

History Take-Out is available to schools throughout the state thanks to our partners! Call 303/866-2492 or click here to find a program partner near you.

History Take Out now available for ECE and Kindergarten Program

Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: $60 first class (max of 20 students)
$45 each additional class
additional travel fee for programs outside of metro Denver


To make program reservations, call 303/866-2492 or e-mail Laura.Douglas@state.co.us at least 2 weeks in advance.

Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for all programs to receive a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks’ notice are nonrefundable but may be rescheduled within a 12-month period. If the trip is canceled due to inclement weather, schools will be given the opportunity to reschedule if possible or the payment will be returned in full.