activities, students learn where Colorado's mining regions are located, how the population of mining towns and counties changed
over time, and the relationship of mining towns and camps to their supply
and Population" Conceptual Overview (in MS
Word format) for more information.
MP-1 (in MS
Word) Colorado's Mining Regions
MP-2 (in MS
Word) Population Change
in a Mining Town
MP-3 (in MS
Word) Population Change in a Supply Town
note that you should DISABLE any POP-UP Blockers
using the Internet mapping activities.
Activities MP-1, 2, 3
Colorado's Mining Regions
Population Change in a Mining Town
Population Change in a Supply Town
following units are
Students will look at the development of agriculture and diverse crops on the Western Slope and the Eastern Plains. They will learn the relation of agriculture areas to soils and water availability, as well learn the importance of proximity to markets and transport systems.
In this unit students will examine the
growth of manufacturing along the Front Range corridor by looking at changes in the number of manufacturing establishments.
One focus of this unit will be the development of the steel industry around
Pueblo. Students will also explore the historical shift of the mountain economy from mining and extractive industries to
tourism and analyze how the perception of resources changes over time.