A Journey Through Time at History Colorado
February 10, 2016
Milliken students leaped into the past with a visit to Denver’s History Colorado. Across vast grasslands and down narrow mines, students experienced what life was like over a century ago.
Students braved a dust storm and wandered through San Luis, where they played Lotería, a game similar to Bingo. Across the state, they stopped at the General Store in the 1886 town of Keota to purchase food and send a few telegrams.
The students journeyed through the plains to Bent’s Fort, a hub of activity in the sweeping landscape. They traded goods with one another using representative cards. Pelts, canteens, tools, and clothing passed from one hand to another before their excursion continued.
Without bison, many of these goods would not exist. Native Americans ensured that no piece of this animal went to waste. The students shouted with amazement as they explored how different body parts were used- a bison’s bladder made a great water bottle!
Finally, the brave souls crammed into an elevator to descend 1,000 feet down a dark mine shaft. Hammers and dynamite in hand, they blasted their way to the gold hidden below. But watch out! The blasts must occur in a specific pattern. Otherwise, the mine is sure to collapse.
Thank you to Milliken and History Colorado staff for making this an amazing journey for our SOLE students.
Family Nature Night at Milliken Elementary
November 10, 2016
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