Doing summer school? Looking for Colorado history content? Our Virtual Field Trips are still available by request, beginning June 1!
Why History Colorado?
History education has the power to transform lives and strengthen communities. Our virtual field trips remove distance as a barrier, enabling students and teachers to explore five different museums from across Colorado, each with their own stories and educational experiences. Each field trip will bring the past to life. Through the power of their own inquiry, students will uncover the legacies of their communities that have shaped—and continue to influence—our Centennial State.
Cost: $2 per student; teaching staff free; Title I schools $1 per student; minimum of $10 per field trip. Tuition assistance is available. Duration: 40-45 minutes Times: Weekdays by request at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Below is the weekly schedule for when each museum will have available sessions. Please register ASAP — at least two weeks prior to your first session. Space is limited.
Take your students back to 1918 Denver when World War I, the Spanish Flu, and women’s suffrage dominated the newspaper headlines. In this virtual field trip students explore these topics and everyday life in 1918-20 Denver within our restored house museum. Students will navigate areas of the house museum with inquiry-based exploration, demonstrations of everyday historic items, and biographies of the historic residents of 1310 Bannock Street. (3rd-4th grades)
Written on the Land: Ute Science
How have Ute people used science, technology, engineering and math to thrive in Colorado? Students explore the Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History exhibit to see Ute structures, beadwork, and baskets, then test materials to see how Ute people solved problems in the past and still do today. (3rd-5th grades)
Homesteading and the Dust Bowl
Why did people move to places like Keota and Baca County? Students explore the Keota exhibit to discover how life in the 1920s was different from today--and what life was like during the Dust Bowl years for homesteaders on the Eastern Plains. (3rd-5th grades)