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Characteristics of a Region Resource Set

Characteristics of a Region Resource Set

The resource set includes additional sources to accompany the Primary Source Set and Lesson Ideas to help extend lessons and further student understanding.  Primary Source Analysis Worksheets are available on the Elementary Primary Source Sets main page.

A golden sunset over a mountain landscape

Albert Bierstadt, Wind River, Wyoming, c.1870 (Painting)

A golden sunset over a mountain landscape

View of sod buildings identified as a sod barn and a sod house in Seibert (Kit Carson County), Colorado. Shows a fence, a haystack, a one-story barn, a house with a low-pitched roof, and a timber arch over what is identified as a water well.

First home of Mrs. Margaret Schneider, Seibert, CO, c. between 1889-1900 (Photo)

View of sod buildings identified as a sod barn and a sod house in Seibert (Kit Carson County), Colorado. Shows a fence, a haystack, a one-story barn, a house with a low-pitched roof, and a timber arch over what is identified as a water well.

Birds eye view (perspective map) includes buildings, railroad lines, street names

Birds eye view of Colorado Springs, Colorado, c. 1888 (Photo)

Birds eye view (perspective map) includes buildings, railroad lines, street names.


A dust storm engulfs the town of Burlington, Colorado (Kit Carson County). Cars are parked on unpaved Main Street in front of the town's commercial storefronts. A grain elevator is at the end of the street.

Dust storm, c. 1934 (Photo)

A dust storm engulfs the town of Burlington, Colorado (Kit Carson County). Cars are parked on unpaved Main Street in front of the town's commercial storefronts. A grain elevator is at the end of the street.

Rendering shows Chestnut Street in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, with men, women, children, dogs, covered wagons, stagecoaches, and buckboards.

Colorado, our wonderful mineral productions a view of the new city of Leadville, 10,500 feet above the level of the sea by E. Jump, c. ~ 1875-1880 (Sketch)

Rendering shows Chestnut Street in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, with men, women, children, dogs, covered wagons, stagecoaches, and buckboards.

This image shows part of the Grand Mesa and part of Colorado National Monument

A winding road through a canyon on the Western Slope, near Fruita - Image courtesy of the Colorado Tourism Office (Photo)

This image shows part of the Grand Mesa and part of Colorado National Monument.


Monoliths (Photo)

This image shows the Monoliths at Colorado National Monument - Courtesy of the National Parks Service.

Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado, 1908 (Poster)

This image includes a bird’s eye view of the city of Denver and highlights specific buildings around the city.

Near Dolores Colorado (Photo)

This image shows Dolores Colorado and the surrounding mountains in the SW corner of the state.


Outside the town of Campo, Colorado

Outside the town of Campo, Colorado (Photo)

Comanche National Grassland, near Campo, Colorado.

Map of Colorado's regions

Colorado Regions (Map)

This map from the Colorado Geological Survey shows the 5 main physiographic regions of Colorado.

City of Denver

Downtown Denver Skyline (Photo)

The skyline of Denver, Colorado, across Ferril Lake in City Park, from the Anschutz Family Sky Terrace at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress. 

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