It has been a goal of the Loveland Museum for years to provide online educational content for parents and teachers, but with the current situation our communities are facing, the need for this resource has become even more apparent. There are many online resources for homeschooling and arts education, but when it comes to local relevance as it relates to curriculum and learning, we feel we have a vast amount of resources to share.
HISTORY LESSONS IN 10 PAGES OR LESS!
The Loveland Museum has created a series of quick lessons designed to provide basics on a topic important to our local history. These lessons have been compiled by staff and volunteers at the Loveland Museum. Suggested activities give ideas for hands-on learning and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other resource links may also be provided in some sections for additional online learning.
- The Cherry Industry in Northern Colorado
- Water in Northern Colorado and the Colorado Big Thompson Water Project
- Native American Tribes: The Arapaho
- Mining in Colorado and the Colorado Gold Rush
- Colorado Central Railroad
- Mountain Men and Mariano Medina
- Westward Expansion and Loveland
KIDS PANDEMIC JOURNAL
The Loveland Museum is wondering how children are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They have a very unique perspective on what is going on. People are coming together, lending a helping hand, dealing with big changes to normal daily life and sharing new experiences that can be both scary, but also unexpectedly joyous. The idea of this journal was borrowed from Long Creations, but we wanted to design our own pages to give kids a way to reflect on this time and learn from it in the future, or possibly donate their stories to the Museum.
This journal can be used as a way to pass the time at home while we all “social distance”, a time capsule, a school project, a journal to read later as an adult, or parents may decide to submit their child’s journal to the Museum for our collection of COVID-19 stories (see the packet for details). Download the journal here.
Adults and teens can share their Covid-19 story here.
GO OUTSIDE AND EXPLORE ART AND HISTORY
Benson Park – Click here for a map of Benson Park.
- Benson Park My Favorite Sculpture Map
- I-Spy at Benson Park Activity Card 1
- I-Spy at Benson Park Activity Card 2
- I-Spy at Benson Park Activity Card 3
- I-Spy at Benson Park Activity Card 4
- I-Spy at Benson Park Activity Card 5
- I-Spy at Benson Park Activity Card 6
- Safari Adventure at Benson Park Activity 1
- Safari Adventure at Benson Park Activity 2
Foote Lagoon/Civic Center
Painted Transformer Boxes in Loveland
Loveland History Fun
- Downtown Scavenger Hunt – learn about the history of some of our downtown buildings in this fun exploration
- Mariano Medina – read about this early settler and have fun coloring things and places related to him
ACTIVITIES BY OUR PARTNERS
Historic Preservation Committee
Loveland Public Library
Loveland Historical Society
- https://www.lovelandhistorical.org/ (check out their “History of Loveland” timeline at the bottom of the page!)
United States Census Bureau
Loveland Visitor’s Center
VIRTUAL TOURS AROUND THE WORLD
SECOND GRADE HISTORY DAYS
VIDEOS FOR KIDS BY KIDS
Watch these fun videos to learn a little more about Loveland
In 2016 and 2017 the Museum held summer camps called Frontier Kids, where kids researched local history topics, wrote their own scripts and then made their own mini movie clips. These clips are intended to be fun way for kids to learn a little more about Loveland. Please note that while all the comments in each clip are not completely true, the clips are based from things that really happened in Loveland. (Please be sure to adjust your volume low, as sound in clips is not even).