The Battle of Little Bighorn, Death of Custer, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

The above photo from the Library of Congress is entitled “Death of Custer” from 1905 From the bibliographic page, “Dramatic portrayal of Native American man stabbing “Custer,” with dead Native Americans lying on ground, in scene by Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show performers.”   Background The Battle of Little Bighorn, once called Custer’s Last Stand, […]

Read.gov – A Great Resource!

As you’re teaching your students to read, it can be frustrating or impossible to read along as a group. Sometimes, you don’t have multiple books, and the corresponding imagery from the story you’re reading aloud can be incredibly illuminating for students, making the standard move of displaying a book (as in the photo below), less than entirely effective.

Read.gov eliminates that problem. This site features a variety of classic books, and the ability to read them page by page. Continue reading…

Theodore Roosevelt Water and the West

In one of our biggest collaborations to date, TPS @ MSU Denver, along with five co-sponsors: History Colorado, Colorado Humanities, Denver Post Educational Services, Metro State’s One World One Water Center, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Theodore Roosevelt Center, held a two-day event which focused on the all-too-important issue of water, while offering a unique perspective […]