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August-September
Students will be introduced to Studies Weekly with an overview of Colorado’s physical features and the prehistoric events that formed these features. 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.3.1.b, 4.4.2.a, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.c
Students will describe the four regions of Colorado. They will identify unique characteristics of each region. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.1.a
Students will learn about Lieutenant Zebulon Pike and the peak that is named for him in the Rocky Mountains. They will learn about other explorers of the Rockies and the naming of some famous peaks. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d
Students will learn about Colorado’s waterways. They will also learn how drinking water is treated in Colorado. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.d
Students will identify the five tribes that inhabited Colorado. They will also discover some of the skills prehistoric American Indians had. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d
Students will learn more about the culture of ancient Coloradans. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d
Students will learn about the affect of horses on the culture of the Great Plains American Indians who inhabited the region of Colorado. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d
October-December
Students will look further into the cultures of the tribes who inhabited Colorado’s mountains and plateaus. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d
Students will learn about mountain men, fur traders, and trappers and their interactions with American Indians of Colorado. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.4.2.d
Students will study the French and Spanish exploration of the Colorado region. They will also consider what the Europeans gained from the American Indians. 4.1.1.b, 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.4.2.d
Students will learn about expeditions and the types of people who embarked on them. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.d
Students will study the life and expeditions of Colorado’s first scientific explorer, John Wesley Powell. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.d
Students will learn what life was like on the Colorado frontier. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.d
Students will study some famous pioneers of the Colorado region, including Clara Brown, Frances Wisebart Jacobs and Chief Ouray. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.1.c, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.d
January-February
Students will learn about the discovery of gold in the Colorado region and subsequent growth in population and commerce. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.a, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.3.2.a, 4.3.2.b, 4.3.2.c, 4.3.2.d, 4.4.2.d
Students will study the railroad industries and the effect the railroad on the Colorado Territory. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.d
Students will be introduced to treaties that took land from the American Indians and the conflicts that followed. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.d
Students will learn about the long years of hard work that it took to gain Colorado’s statehood. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.1.a, 4.4.1.b, 4.4.1.c, 4.4.2.a, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.d
Students will study the problems associated with mining for silver and will define politics. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.c, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.a, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.b
Students will learn that the Constitution protects our rights. They will also learn about the bicameral system and the three branches of government. 4.1.2.d, 4.4.1.a, 4.4.1.b, 4.4.1.c, 4.4.2.a, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.c, 4.4.2.d, 4.4.2.e
Students will learn that irrigation has allowed agriculture to thrive in Colorado. Students will also learn about some of the major items produced in Colorado. 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.3.2.b, 4.3.2.c
March-May
Students will learn about Colorado’s “Silicon Mountain” as one of the state’s most profitable regions due to high-tech industries that are there. Students will study other areas of industry, such as manufacturing, tourism, mining and agriculture industries. Students will be given percentages to consider how big each industry is. 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.3.2.b, 4.3.2.c
Students will be introduced to Antoinette Perry as one of America’s greatest supporters of the theater and performing arts. They will learn of her hard work to help in the war effort of WWII. Students will discuss some of Colorado’s great museums and outdoor activities. They will also discuss Colorado’s professional sports teams. 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.3.2.a, 4.3.2.b, 4.3.2.c, 4.3.2.d, 4.3.2.e, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.c
Students will read a story about a Colorado forest ranger. They will discuss the importance of using caution when hiking in Colorado’s mountains. Students will look at environmental attractions of Colorado. They will discuss skiing, hiking, white-water rafting, mountain biking and fishing. 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.b, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.c
Students will learn about the amount of tourism Colorado’s landmarks and historic sites attract. They will discuss the historic Cross Orchards, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Ute Indian Museum and Ouray Memorial Park. Students will discuss Colorado’s State Capitol Building. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.2.1.a, 4.4.2.a, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.c, 4.4.2.d, 4.4.2.e
Students will learn about the Denver Mint as the major coin producer for U.S. currency. Students will learn about Denver, Colorado’s biggest city and some of its major attractions. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.3.1.b, 4.3.1.c, 4.4.2.c, 4.4.2.e
Students will identify some famous Coloradans and their inventions or accomplishments. They will also learn about some historic Colorado figures who are known for their advancements in science or philanthropy. 4.1.1.c, 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.1.2.d, 4.4.1.c, 4.4.2.b
Students will learn about the U.S. Forest Service. They will identify five main activities that the Forest Service is responsible for. Students will learn about national forests and parks in Colorado. Students will identify these areas as recreational resources and will locate them on a map. 4.1.2.a, 4.1.2.b, 4.2.1.a, 4.2.1.b, 4.2.1.c, 4.2.1.d, 4.2.2.a, 4.2.2.c, 4.2.2.d, 4.4.1.a, 4.4.1.b, 4.4.2.b, 4.4.2.c, 4.4.2.e
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