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School and Teacher Programs

Download a pdf version of the School & Teacher programs brochure.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

 

St. Vrain Valley History
Grades: 3 - 5
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $2 per student

Our most popular interactive gallery tour explores the settlement of the St. Vrain Valley. Students take an imaginary journey into the past as they "attend" the old Burlington School house, “ride” on a train to the Chicago-Colorado Colony, and “work” in the sugar beet fields.

 

Working Together
on the Front Range
Grades: 3 - 5
Length: 40 minutes
Cost: $2 per student

Students discover how people have worked together on the Front Range to create communities. This interactive gallery tour features Cheyenne Indians, fort traders, and Longmont colonists.

 

Take a Closer Look
Grades: 3 - 5
Length: 40 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: $2 per student

Visiting thematic stations, students become history detectives as they use real artifacts from the Museum’s education collection. This program complements the St. Vrain Valley and Working Together guided tours.

 

Create Your Community
Grades: 3 - 5
Length: 40 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: $2 per student

Using a copy of the 1871 Chicago-Colorado Colony map, students create their own community using a variety of art materials. This program complements the St. Vrain Valley and Working Together guided tours.

 

Life as a Cheyenne Child
Grades: PreK - 1
Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cost: $3 per student

Through activity stations, students work and play as Cheyenne children did as they make parfleches, play a moccasin game, build a miniature village, crawl inside a tipi, learn about buffalo, and pack and move a travois.

 

Cheyenne Stories
of the Plains
Grades: 2 - 5
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: $3 per student

Using ledger book drawings and Indian artifacts as clues, students discover stories about the roles of Cheyenne men, women, and children. Students visit the fort and tipi, play a trade game, and create a pop-up ledger book drawing.

 

Buffalo Harvest
Grades: 2 - 5
Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: $2 per student

The buffalo was vital to the Plains Indians. Using a custom-made 3D fabric buffalo along with real buffalo objects, students learn how and why it was hunted and harvested and how every part was used. This hands-on program is a hit with the kids – and adults, too!

 

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