Lesson Plans
for
Educators

Lesson plans on this page have suggested grade levels but can be used for any age. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at historycenter@canoncity.org or call us at (719) 269-9036.

Totem Lesson Plan

Suggested Age Group:
Elementary School


Standards Met:
Social Studies

History: People in the past influenced the development and interaction of different communities and regions; the historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes in regions of the Western Hemisphere and their relationships with one another

Geographyconnections within and across human and physical systems are developed

Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Research and Reasoning – Inferences and Points of View

Letters Home Lesson Plan

Suggested Age Group:
Middle School


Standards Met:
Social Studies

History: Interpret documents and data from multiple primary and secondary sources while formulating historical questions.

Geographyconnections within and across human and physical systems are developed

Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Research and Reasoning –Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Berlin Wall Lesson Plan

Suggested Age Group:
High School


Standards Met:
Social Studies

History: (world history/Cold War) – Analyze the key concepts of continuity and change, cause and effect, complexity, unity and diversity over time; the significance of ideas as powerful forces throughout history 

Economics – Government and competition impact markets

GeographyThe interconnected nature of the world, its people and places

Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Research and Reasoning – Inferences and Points of View