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 four 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 discounts are available. Duration: 40-45 minutes Times: Tuesday-Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Registration required 2 weeks in advance. Space is limited.
In this program, students look at the traces left behind by early Colorado people through the lens of an archaeologist and have the opportunity to learn the importance of heritage conservation. (2nd-6th grades.)
Explore the many uses of a bison in Ute culture with objects and stories. (2nd-4th grades.)
Take your students back in time to 1918 Denver when World War I, the Spanish Flu, and Women’s Suffrage dominated the newspaper headlines. In the 1918 field trip, students explore these themes and everyday life in 1918 Denver with our historically preserved house museum. Students navigate historic spaces with inquiry-based exploration, investigate related primary sources, see demonstrations of everyday hands-on artifacts and learn about the biographies of the historic residents. While this program is designed for students in grades 2nd through 5th, 1918 can be tailored for students of all ages.
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)
Thriving and Striving: Mesa Verde
Where did Ancestral Pueblo people find water in the desert? Students tour the Mesa Verde exhibit to search for natural resources that they used to thrive in the southwestern corner of Colorado. (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)
Japanese Internment in Colorado
What was life like for Japanese Americans who were forced to live at Amache? Students tour the barracks replica and examine objects that could have belonged to a family who was interned there to learn about the lived experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II. (3rd-5th grades.)
Refuge from Racism: Lincoln Hills
What did African Americans do at the resort town of Lincoln Hills? Students visit the Lincoln Hills exhibit to learn about why African Americans established this mountain haven in the 1920s as an escape from racism and a place for recreation. (3rd-5th grades)
Mining Industry: Silverton Mine
How did people find silver in the San Juan Mountains? Students visit the Sunnyside Mine to learn about the challenging tasks miners faced and the specialized equipment they used during the 1880s. (3rd-5th grades)
Fur Trade: Bent’s Fort
Who came to Bent’s Fort? Students explore the goods and services that people brought to trade at this trading post in the 1830s and 1840s. (3rd-5th grades)