PE Lesson Local History Simulating Immigrant Activities

In this lesson students will simulate some of the physical activities immigrants had to do when they came to Colorado. All stations have cue cards that have excerpts straight from the Boulder County Latino History Project website.

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4th Grade Colorado History: Integrating Boulder County Latino History

In this lesson students will look through the lens of different perspectives of Latinos, Anglos, Native Americans, etc. These lessons focus on local Boulder County Latino History and can be integrated with other lessons. Therefore this unit is ongoing throughout the school year. We want students to build empathy and develop cultural sensitivity and awareness for themselves and others in order to build a greater understanding of what took place in this area. Students will describe interactions among people and cultures who have lived and currently live in Colorado. Students will focus on:

  • Who was living in this area of Colorado and what challenges they faced
  • Connecting and comparing/contrasting past events and people with today

Created By: Sharon Trompeter, Emerald Elementary and Jeanette Scotti, Columbine Elementary 

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Labor Unions and Strikes: The Labor Movement & Migrant Workers in Boulder County & Colorado

In this lesson students will read primary and secondary resources regarding the struggles of Migrant Workers in Boulder, CO (1910-1932) and will compare/contrast the struggles with those presented in the film “Salt of the Earth” (1954), based on the strike at the Empire Zinc Company mine in New Mexico (1951).

Created By: Kristen Klein 

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Labor Strife in Colorado: Comparing the Ludlow Massacre and the Columbine Mine Strike

In this lesson students will get a sense of Industrialization in America in the early 20th century. They will describe similarities and differences between the miners strike in Ludlow Colorado (1914) and the miners strike in Lafayette Colorado (1927). It can also be adapted to the Progressive Era. Students should come away with an understanding of labor, capital, and the emergence of labor unions as forces in American History.
Created By: Michael Codrey, New Vista High School

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