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ERIC Number: ED141260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Historic Denver for Kids.
Smith, Barbara A.
Although the directory to Denver's historic sites has been compiled particularly for the use of teachers and their classes, it will be useful to all individuals and groups of any age who are interested in exploring the history of the Denver area. Seventy historic sites are listed alphabetically. Information for each provides address, phone, price of tour, contact person, hours, and a paragraph-length description. The sites include Arvada Cemetery, Bells of Granite Glen Museum, Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, Cheesman Park, Colorado Railroad Museum, Daniels and Fisher Tower, Elitch Gardens, Evans Chapel, Eugene Field Cottage, Geology Marker and Museum, Heritage Square, Historic Wax Museum, Molly Brown House, Old Spaghetti Factory, Pillar of Fire, Plains Conservation Center, Richthofen Castle and Fountain, Sakura Square, State Capitol Building, and Wheat Ridge Soddy. The introduction contains several pages of suggestions for teachers planning field trips to these sites. For example, background information should be gathered before going, scavenger hunts or tombstone rubbings can enhance the meaning of a particular site, debriefing sessions establish highlights of things learned, and follow-up activities can include making a time capsule or preparing a museum exhibit of school or community artifacts. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Directories, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Historic Sites, Learning Activities, Local History, Museums, Recreational Activities, State History
Materials Distribution, Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80208 ($2.50 plus $0.75 postage, paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)