School is back in session, and we’re excited to welcome students, teachers and parents for a variety of educational programs, which are dedicated to bringing the diverse history of early Colorado to life.
Bent’s Fort: A Crossroads
This two-hour fieldtrip, held on the grounds of The Fort Restaurant, explores the history of Bent’s Old Fort and Colorado. Led by educators and interpreters dressed in authentic attire, this program is ideal for students grades third through eight. In accordance with Colorado Model Content Academic Standards, students learn how the Bent’s Old Fort multicultural community helped shape the present-day west through commerce, constructive problem solving and communication. Learn more about our on-site field trips by contacting us via http://bit.ly/2wnQNtu.
Tesoro proudly produced three educational films focused on the Kiowa and Ute tribes and the early Spanish settlers of the west. Our films explore the art, culture and history of each. To view these videos online, please visit http://bit.ly/2wyBz5C.
Historic Lecture Series
Our historic lecture series features the finest humanities scholars, historians and authors in the field of Western American history. The lecture series cultivates a new appreciation for the diverse cultures that shaped our current landscape. Click here to view the upcoming lecture schedule.
The Kiowa Curriculum is an oral history video, “The Kiowa People: In Their Own Words,” and includes a companion activity packet. The program features a Kiowa tribal member, John Emhoolah, and his family. It outlines the origin and migration of the Kiowa people, the use of horses and hunting practices, the importance of trade and Bent’s Old Fort, spiritual visions and warrior societies, and traditional music and dancing. The curriculum is available for distribution to teachers, schools and media centers, and all activities support current Colorado Academic Standards. Please click here for additional information.
Our ongoing educational programming would not be possible without the support of our members and volunteers. If you’re passionate about the history of the old west, we encourage you to join our team. For additional information about member benefits, please visit http://bit.ly/2x8ZFDn.