The Colorado Encyclopedia provides articles specially written for 4th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade reading levels.
To browse a list of all articles written for a particular grade level, type "4th grade," "8th grade," or "10th grade" into the search box, or click the link below. Click the grade level in the upper right corner of the article.
The Colorado Encyclopedia provides resource sets for selected articles, created for 4th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade teachers in Microsoft Word and PDF format. Contents include essential questions, an overview, images with descriptions, curriculum connections, Colorado curriculum standards, content and thinking objectives, inquiry questions, activities and strategies, assessment strategies, web resources, secondary sources, and preservation connection.
To browse a list of all articles with teacher resources, type "teacher resources" into the search box, or click the link below. Click the Teacher Resources link in the upper right corner of the article.
Our set of 129 inquiry cards provides a fun, interactive way for teachers and students to engage with historic and archaeological sites across Colorado. On the front of each card, a photo and question provoke thought; on the back, a QR code links to the answer and more information. Coming soon: smaller sets tailored to specific themes and regions.