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Abrupt Events of the Past 70 Million Years â Evidence from Scientific Ocean Drilling
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In this 6-part activity, students learn about climate change during the Cenozoic and the abrupt changes at the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary (65.5 million years ago), the Eocene/Oligocene boundary (33.9 million years ago), and the Paleocene/Eocene boundary (55.8 million years ago).

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Archaeology
Earth and Space Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Debbie Thomas
Mark Leckie
Date Added:
03/09/2023
Accretionary vs. erosive subduction margins
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This module examines the nature and variability of subduction margins through examination of data sets that document subduction zone inputs, deformation, and resulting morphology in different settings.

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Earth and Space Science
Geology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Date Added:
04/12/2023
Adams County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Aftermath of the Gunfight at the OK Corral
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Western Mining History presents a short history of the famous gunfight in the OK Corral, an iconic legend of the Old West. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides databases, information on mining, mining towns, gold and Photos and maps of the western United States. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
English Language Arts
History
Physical Geography
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Mining History
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alamosa County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alice, CO Mining Town
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Alice, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Allosaurus a Cannibal? New Research from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9esPg0Exn4
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Dinosaur Journey is a part of the Museums of Western Colorado. Dinosaur Journey Curator of Paleontology Dr. Julia McHugh talks about the findings from fossils collected at Mygatt-Moore Quarry and the research conducted by herself, Dr. Stephanie Drumheller (UT Knoxville), Miriam Kane (Colorado Mesa University), Anja Riedel (Colorado Mesa University), and Domenic D'Amore (Daemon College). Their open access research article is available at this link: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0233115

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Anatomy/Physiology
Ancient History
Earth and Space Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Life Science
Paleontology
Physical Geography
Physical Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Museums of Western Colorado
Provider Set:
Dinosaur Journey
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alma, CO Mining Town
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Alma, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Altman, CO Mining Town
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Altman, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
America by the Numbers
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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, a PBS documentary series produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, reveals how dramatic changes in the composition and demographics of the United States are playing out across the country.

Subject:
Computer Science
Computer, Networking and Telecommunications Systems
Earth and Space Science
Economics
Education
English Language Arts
Language Education (ESL)
Mathematics
Physical Geography
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
09/29/2014
Ames, CO Mining Town
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Ames, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Anaconda, CO Mining Town
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Anaconda, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Anchialine Pools STEM Kit
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Anchialine Pools STEM Kit. This kit provides partner resources from the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park in Hawaii. The kit includes references to Native Hawaiian language and ecology with an Interview with Uncle Fred Cachola a local environmentalist. The Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center collaborates with CSU faculty, National Parks and citizen science programs to translate their current scientific research into unique STEM experiences for students in the form of Educational Kits that can be checked out. Each kit contains just about all of the materials needed (minus common things like water and paper towels) to explore some really interesting scientific research topics.The kits are available for teachers and informal educators in Colorado to check out for a duration of a week by submitting either a local pickup form or a delivery form available at the linked website. This kit is provided free for educational use. This Kit is available in Spanish.

Subject:
Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anthropology
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Atmospheric Science
Biology
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Chemistry
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Geology
Geoscience
History
Hydrology
Languages
Life Science
Management
Maritime Science
Nutrition
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Physics
Political Science
Reading Informational Text
Religious Studies
Social Science
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Zoology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Simulation
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Provider:
Colorado State University
Provider Set:
CSU Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Animas Forks, CO Mining Town
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Animas Forks, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Apex, CO Mining Town
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Apex, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Arapahoe County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Archeology: Stop 13 Museum of the West Virtual Tour
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Archeology: Stop 13 Museum of the West Virtual Tour. Watch this short video to learn about a Museum of the West exhibit or collection to preview your field trip or for a virtual field trip if you are unable to attend in person. The Museum of the West is part of the Museums of Westen Colorado. Join archaeologist, Phil Born, as he explains what an archaeologist does and shows us the BLM archaeology collections at Museum of the West

Subject:
Ancient History
Anthropology
Archaeology
Arts and Humanities
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Ethnic Studies
History
Physical Geography
Social Science
U.S. History
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Primary Source
Student Guide
Provider:
Museums of Western Colorado
Provider Set:
Museum of the West
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Archuleta County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Are You on the Right Track? , Mountain Men: Lesson 1, Museums of the West: Social Studies Lessons, Museums of the West: Social Studies Lessons
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Mountain Men Social Studies Lesson 1 Are You on The Right Tracks? is designed to be used with Mountain Man Artifact Kit. Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 can be completed without the artifacts from the kit. These kits are available through Musuems of Western Colorado to D51 Teachers. This lesson can be adapted to use without the kit. Students will be able to: • identify animals based on their tracks • explain why animals have differently shaped feet • infer why the shape of their feet is important for an animal’s survival.

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anatomy/Physiology
Anthropology
Applied Science
Biology
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
History
Life Science
Physical Geography
Social Science
U.S. History
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Museums of Western Colorado
Provider Set:
Museum of the West
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Arrastras Illustrated in These Photos
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Western Mining History presents a short history of the arrastra technology and how it made extracting minerals from hard rock possible during the gold and silver rush. The arrastra was a primitive milling technique used to crush the ore into a powder. The resources shows Historical|Photographs of arrastras. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides databases, information on mining, mining towns, gold and Photos and maps of the western United States. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
Engineering
English Language Arts
Finance
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Mining History
Date Added:
02/06/2023