We had the pleasure of "visiting" the History Colorado Center in Denver to learn more about past industries of Colorado, specifically mining. We took a look into the mine in Silverton known as the Top of the World (at about 10,000 feet). We learned about the dangers of mining, but how with a lot of hard work miners provided for their families with a living wage of $2-5 a day.
We've been learning about different mining towns around the state of Colorado.
Even though they all had mining in common, their histories are varied and super interesting!
It is challenging to sift through the dense information, but we're learning to pull out important details and put our research in our own words.
On Fridays we take some time for deeper level math, usually in the form of a three act task.
We solved this one today, but try it at home, or ask us how we solved it!
Act 1: The Hook! What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Act 2: More Information! Now solve your wonder!
Act 3: The Reveal! How did it go?
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)