Lessons Land & Farming

Land Lessons: Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

PRIMARY SOURCE SETS

Farm Resettlement Project in the 1930s Click here
Water and Farming around 1900 Click here
Farming in the San Luis Valley, 1930s Onward Click here
Hispanic Sheepherders vs. Anglo Cattlemen around 1900 Click here

LESSON PLANS

Title: Historical Picture Analysis

Lesson Categories: Hispanic History, Land & Farming, Art

Audience: Grades 1-2

Lesson Overview: Through a variety of primary sources, students will practice analyzing skills to understand how Latinos have had an impact on Colorado’s farming industry. Students will create a poster. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Cesar Chavez’s Role in the Delano Grape Boycott and the Role of Child Labor in Agriculture Historically and Today: Looking for Solutions

Categories: Community, Culture, Economic Activity, Family, Hispano History, Land & Farming

Audience: Grade 1, but can easily be adapted for other grade levels.

Lesson Overview: Through a variety of primary sources, students will practice analyzing skills to understand how Latinos and children have had an impact on Colorado’s and the nation’s farming industry. Students will create a poster on Cesar Chavez and the role he played in the farming industry. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Latino Impact on Farming

Categories: Hispano History, Land & Farming, People

Audience: Grades 1 & 2

Lesson Overview: Through a variety of primary sources, students will practice analyzing skills to understand how Latinos have had an impact on Colorado’s farming industry. Students will create a poster. View files: .pdf .docx

Title: Compare and Contrast Traditional Medicinal Plants and Remedies with Modern Western Medical Treatments: a personal, cultural connection to our environment.

Categories: Culture, Hispano History, Land & Farming, Native American History

Audience: Middle School

Lesson Overview: This lesson will focus on comparing and contrasting herbs and plants used
in historical medicinal remedies with modern medicines and remedies. It will also allow the evaluation of the environments these plants and herb are located in.
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Title: Analyzing Photographs of Colorado’s Mining History

Categories: Land & Farming, People

Audience: Grades 4 – 6, but can easily be adapted for other grade levels

Lesson Overview: Students will analyze primary source photographs of mining history in Colorado. Students will complete a primary source analysis tool of the mining photographs. The goal of this lesson is that students analyze the primary source photographs to gain an idea of the life of mine workers in Colorado. The final product is an expository paragraph about the life of mine workers.
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Title: Walking Back in Time

Categories: Archeology, Historical Sites, Land, Native American History, Water

Audience: Grade 4

Lesson Overview: Humans have inhabited Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for at least 9,000 years. Analyze how human activities altered and affect the environment in Colorado. Learn that living conditions for those who inhabited the area have constantly changed over time.
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