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Colorado Theme Unit


Questions, Facts, and "Who am I?" for the state of Colorado
     State of Colorado Mixed Review: fill-in questions, "Who am I", facts, and writing prompts (multiple keys)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Rocky Mountain National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Mesa Verde National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Vinotok: The Burning of the Grump (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Mesa Verde (Grades 2-3)
     America the Beautiful (Grades 3-4)
     A History of the Wild, Wild West (Grades 4-6)
     The History of Colorado (Grades 4-6)
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America (Grades 4-6)
     Breckenridge, Colorado, Part of Colorado's Playground (Grades 6-8)


Colorado Maze
Build Colorado maze - Make multiple mazes at once


State of Colorado Theme - Math Stories
     Colorado Math (Grades 2-3)
     Colorado Math (Grades 4-6)


Books
            CO is for Colorado (Grades 4-6)


State of Colorado Theme - Story Starters
     Colorado Story Starter Printables


State of Colorado Theme
     Location of Colorado in the United States Printable and Information


State of Colorado Theme Time Line
     Colorado Time Line #1 (24 events in time line)

Colorado: Reading Comprehensions with References to Colorado
This section lists reading comprehensions on edHelper.com with references to the state of Colorado. These reading comprehensions were not written specifically for the state theme unit.

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Colorado
     Scott Carpenter (Grades 9-12)
     More than Just a Hole (Grade 3)
     Economy of the West Region (Grade 6)
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America (Grade 6)
     Margaux Isaksen, Pentathlete (Grade 8)
     Plateaus and Erosional Mountains (Grade 7)
     Grand Canyon (Grade 7)
     Earth's Varied Topography (Grade 7)
     Plains, Mountains, and Plateaus (Grade 6)
     Trick or Treat Sled Run (Grade 5)
     Rails across America - UP in Indian Territory (Grade 9)
     Arizona Is a Natural Wonderland (Grade 9)
     Hoover Dam (Grade 8)

Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Carl Sandburg: Champion of the Working Class
     Dr. Sun Yat-sen
     Hattie McDaniel
     Maria Mitchell, Astronomer
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer
     The Life of Peggy Fleming
(Grades 9-12)
     Condoleezza Rice
     Milton Hershey: Candy Maker
     Sarah Walker
     Scott Carpenter

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
(Grades 3-5)
     Dora's Dinosaur
     He Calls Me "Peanut"
     Labor Day
     More than Just a Hole
     New Name Fun
     The Rainbow Ribbon
(Grades 6-8)
     Margaux Isaksen, Pentathlete
     Surfing for Allosaurs

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     Kit Carson
(Grades 1-2)
     The Old Goat and the Idaho Potato
(Grades 3-5)
     A Very Special Christmas Gift
     Arizona's Natural Wonder-The Grand Canyon
     Football and Skiing?
     Geographical Landforms
     Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Making Money
     The Ute
     Touring the United States Regions
     Trick or Treat Sled Run
     You Can Write a Lune
(Grades 6-8)
     Aksel Lund Svindal: Alpine All-Star
     Bayous, Deltas, and Plains
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
     Brachiosaurus
     Canyonlands National Park
     Capitol Reef National Park
     Children of Japanese Relocation Camps
     Christmas at the White House
     Do Meteorologists Study Meteors?
     Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?
     Earth Movements and Time Zones
     Earth Movers - Water
     Earth's Varied Topography
     Economy of the West Region
     Exploring North America - Its Water
     Exploring North America - The Landforms
     Extreme Skiing
     From Colony to Independence
     Grand Canyon
     Hoover Dam
     Kansas Becomes a State
     Lanny Barnes, U.S. Biathlete
     Lindsey Vonn: Queen of the Mountain
     Mamie Eisenhower
     Melting Glaciers
     Mesa Verde National Park
     Mountain Biomes
     Native American Dolls
     Native American Pottery
     Native Americans of the Southwest Cultural Area
     Noah McCullough, Author
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America
     Plains, Mountains, and Plateaus
     Plateaus and Erosional Mountains
     Remember the Maine! - Causes of America's War with Spain
     Road Trip: Arizona Style!
     Robert Newton Peck
     Rocky Mountain National Park
     Softball Finds a Place of Its Own
     Starting Your Own Business
     The Artistry of Water
     The Battle to Create a State: Arizona
     The Dust Bowl
     The Grand Canyon
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Painted Desert
     The Rocky Mountains
     The Ute People
     Vinotok: The Burning of the Grump
     Voices of the West - Nat Love
     Weathering - The Breakup of Rocks
     West to Freedom - African American Pioneers
     West to Freedom - Nat Love and Bill Pickett
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone?
     Who Named This Place?
     Women as Citizens
(Grades 9-12)
     Allosaurus
     Arizona Is a Natural Wonderland
     Autumn Across America
     Growing Mountains
     Irene Hunt
     Lune: the American Haiku
     Pueblo Revolt
     Rails across America - UP in Indian Territory
     Special Olympics
     The Navajo Wars
     The Ute Wars
     Warriors and Heroes - How Forbidden Languages Helped Win a War
     Who Wanted to be the First Female Vice-President?

Stories
(no assigned grade level)
     Dinosaur Expedition

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Bullfrogs
     Giddyup, Equus!
(Grades 9-12)
     American Bison


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