Explore lessons by clicking on a topic in the list to the left.

Teachers: Interested in creating a lesson? Please download the Lesson Template: .docx .pdf

The San Luis Valley’s wonderful and unique past make it a great location for students to learn about archaeology, Native American histories, Hispanic history and culture, adobe architecture, our natural environment, conservation, and much more.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area has partnered with Adams State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder to assist local educators in creating curricula in line with Colorado state standards that focus on the local culture, history, and heritage.

Explore this website to learn about the heritage area’s collection of primary sources, research, and oral history videos available to local teachers for creating place-based lesson plans and the lesson plans that are available for immediate implementation.”

Field Trip Grants for the spring 2018 year are now closed. Please click on the Field Trip Grant tab to apply for a field trip in the Fall of 2018.

Every year National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2018-2019 theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History. San Luis Valley Students who participate in the District History Fair held at Adams State University are eligible to compete for SdCNHA History Fair Scholarships when they choose a topic that centers around local history.

Watch the 2019 Theme Webinar Here:

For more student information on creating a project visit this page. 


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