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Colorado's Geography: Mapping Our Past is a set of activities for elementary- and middle-grades students to explore Colorado's historical geography. The project includes standards-based geography content and geographic information science (GIS) mapping technology. Units cover Colorado's regions and environment and historical changes in its population, transportation, and economic resources.

For a list of available mapping activities, click HERE.

The activities require Internet Explorer or Netscape version 4.x or higher). MAC users please click HERE.

A CD with our GIS database, free GIS software, and sample activities is available for users who want to create their own maps and activities.  For updates about Colorado's Geography: Mapping Our Past, see Project Info.

Database and project file downloads are available HERE.

We invite your suggestions to improve the activities. The projectís coordinators, Phil Klein and Dave Diggs of the University of Northern Coloradoís Department of Geography, welcome your comments at either phil.klein@unco.edu or david.diggs@unco.edu.

Funding for Colorado's Geography: Mapping Our Past was provided through a grant from the National Geographic Society's Colorado Geography Education Fund, with some matching funds from UNC's Hewit Institute for History and Social Science Education.

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