Public libraries are invaluable tools for DIY educators and home education. The Nederland Community Library is committed to supporting literacy development for students offering support, space and resources for homeschooling and education.
The Colorado State Library offers STEAM Kits with diverse themes like Archaeology, Fossils, Book Folding, Egg-Drop Science, Fractals, Ukuleles and more! Also available are kits for digital creation and conversions, Early Childhood Storytimes, and Virtual Reality.
History Colorado offers educator resources
including Artifact Kits and Grandmother Trunks, which are packed with various artifacts, lesson plans centered in primary source analysis, photos, and more.
Rent this excellent classroom material for two-week periods, and bring history alive! Topics include: American Indian, African American, Hispanic, and Japanese American history and culture, Mountain Men, Colorado Miners, Boom and Bust: Denver’s History, 10th Mountain Division and Cliff Dwellers.
History Colorado also offers facilitated hands-on programs for your class or group, where students use objects, photographs and a large walk-on map of the state to explore the stories of people, places, and industries throughout Colorado’s history.
This resource is best for preschool through fifth grade.
Museum of Boulder offers lesson plans, downloadable activities, online exhibits and local history references.
Visit the Museum of Boulder Teacher Resource page here.
Visit the library to hop onto the AWE literacy station for some “edutainment.” The stations are colorful, inviting, easy to use. It features 75+ NEW pre-loaded software titles, geared toward 2-8 year olds.