Causes of the American Revolution

Five class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 5th Grade.

Spend an entire week traveling back to Colonial Boston at the time of the American Revolution with your class. Inspire honest conversations and reflections about the start of our country, while being historically accurate. Completely engaging and interactive, your students will talk about this week for years to come! Plus, this curriculum is designed for you to easily implement – utilizing Powerpoint, video, handouts, and a step-by-step teacher’s guide.

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Colorado Gold Rush: Mining in Leadville

Four class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 4th Grade.

Spend a week diving into the Colorado Gold Rush with your class. Each student takes on the identity of a real person from the time, so that their imagination, memory, and connection to the material deepen. The lessons are interactive and all based on interesting historical facts. Plus, the curriculum is designed for you to easily implement – utilizing Powerpoint, video, handouts, and a step-by-step teacher’s guide.

Mining is an excellent way to teach Personal Financial Literacy lessons, in the context of real-life situations.

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Rendezvous

Two class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 4th Grade.

Inspire your students’ imaginations as they step into the roles of being a trapper or trader in 1834. As they try to earn money and navigate rugged landscapes, you facilitate conversations about risk vs. reward, courage, and the rigors of the Rocky Mountain fur trade. These dynamic lessons serve your students for weeks to come, and easily connect with math skills as well.

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Mountain Men

Two class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 4th Grade.

Serve as a guide for your class as they travel to 1829 to become a mountain man and learn first-hand about the Rocky Mountain fur trade. Together, you’ll face unexplored wilderness, wild animals, and unknown dangers. Using primary sources, you inspire the students to empathize with these early pathfinders and deepen their comprehension of this critical moment in American history.

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Traders and Forts

Two class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 4th Grade.

Take your class back in time as they become traders and build forts using actual primary sources. Bring the thrills and dangers of the Santa Fe Trail to life as your students learn about the flow of goods and services in Colorado and throughout the West. Will they succeed – or go bankrupt?

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Pioneers on the Wagon Train to Denver

Four class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 4th Grade.

Spend a week traveling across 600 miles of trackless wilderness with your class. Watch as your students begin to understand the history of our land, and the important everyday people who made a difference in our country’s development. Plus, this curriculum is designed for your to easily implement – using Powerpoint, video, handouts, and a step-by-step teacher’s guide.

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Siege of Boston

It’s 1775. You are living in Boston, which is under siege. The British army, shaken by its losses at Lexington and Concord last week, is holed up in the city. The colonial militia has closed the one road into town. How will you and your family survive?

5th grade and up. Less than one class period to play.

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Spies of the Cold War

One class period. 5th grade and up.

Today you’ll be going back in time to become a spy in the Cold War. Can you navigate a world of secrets, lies, and shifting loyalties to protect your country from possible annihilation?

Can you accomplish your mission and still make it home alive?

Get a whole new understanding of the Cold War years – through the eyes of the real men and women who risked their lives for what they believed in.

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Spies of World War Two

One class period. 5th grade and up.

Today you’ll be going back in time to become a spy during World War Two.

The Allies are gearing up for the D-Day invasion; they need you to stop the German Army from getting to Normandy Beach on time. How will you and the French Resistance fighters disrupt the German Army’s communications and troop movements?

Can you accomplish your mission and still make it home alive?

Get a whole new understanding of World War Two – through the eyes of the real men and women who risked their lives for what they believed in.

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Spies of World War One

One class period. 5th grade and up.

Today you’ll be going back in time to become a spy during World War I. The German Army is occupying Belgium. Can you sneak across the heavily-guarded, high-voltage electric fence to get into Belgium? Once you’re there, can get gather information and get it safely back to headquarters without getting caught?

If the Germans catch you spying, they will arrest, interrogate, and possibly kill you.

Do you have what it takes to help save the world?

Get a whole new understanding of World War I – through the eyes of the real men and women who risked their lives for what they believed in.

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