History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society

When you support History Colorado, you enable us to preserve iconic places, artifacts, and stories throughout the state. You make it possible for us to keep Colorado history alive in all 64 counties, and educate over 500,000 people a year!

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Field Trips

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Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Teachers

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Tours & Treks

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Education 

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It's the 2017 Tours and Treks Season! Time to roll out some of the oldies but goodies, along with new offerings based on our never-ending reconnaissance and your recommendations. We've returned once again to the well of creativity, lest you think we'd run out of jaunts. There are always new places to go, and, even better, History Colorado connects you with like-minded people who share your love of history and travel. These are folks you may share adventures with, not just on walking tours and overnight outings but beyond-and that's something you don't find just anywhere.

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History Take-Out

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Education 

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Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Teachers

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History Colorado has renewed our commitment to serving the entire state of Colorado through new educational opportunities for educators and students. With limited class time and higher transportation costs, educators continue to request museum experiences in their classrooms. Further, time allotted to social studies education continues to decline as schools devote resources to subjects that are covered in standardized tests. In order to help schools deliver a balanced education in affordable and accessible ways, History Colorado offers a facilitated outreach initiative, entitled History Take-Out, to bring standards-based social studies education programs to schools statewide.

The History Take-Out facilitated outreach programs bring history to life in the classrooms of elementary students across Colorado and adhere to the four tenets of History Colorado programming: multi-disciplinary learning, object-oriented programs, standards-based curricula, and interactivity. Programs are designed for an elementary school audience meeting the needs of social studies state curriculum standards and are delivered by trained staff and volunteers, who present these programs on-site in classrooms.

In 2009, the first outreach program was created: Moving Day: Colorado's Migration Story, with Western Work, the 2nd in the series, closely following in 2010. Both programs are currently available to schools across the state. Each 60-minute program includes pre-and post-visit activities that both prepare the students for and then reinforce their History Take-Out experience. Moving Day explores six different cultural groups and their migration in Colorado while Western Work examines historic and modern industries that have shaped the state's economy.

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Below is a response from a teacher who participated in the program and a parent of a student participant:

"Thanks so much for creating such an amazing resource for our 4th graders. There are so many bad programs out there and we feel so lucky to have found this one. The teachers were really enthusiastic and knew how to engage all of our kids. We will definitely have you back next year. This worked out great with what we are studying." Neva Nardone, 4th grade Teacher, Lewis Palmer Elementary

"Your staff went out of their way to address our scheduling needs and even tailored the program to touch on what we were studying. Our students loved every bit of the program, but especially being able to handle the artifacts. They learned a lot and laughed a lot - perfect combination. Thank you." Alicia Whitt, 4th grade parent, Evergreen Country Day.

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