Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources
American Music Research Center
The American Music Research Center (AMRC) is a rare music repository dedicated to exploring and celebrating the rich traditions of American music. We are a joint venture between the University Libraries and the College of Music devoted to discovering, sharing, and preserving American music of all kinds: classical, popular, and traditional. As a repository of precious and unique music materials, the AMRC seeks to preserve American music and enhance its cultural and transformational potential for future generations...
Boulder County Latino History Project
The Boulder County Latino History Project helps to correct the widespread omission of Latinos from local history books and school curriculums. It began in 2013 as a community-based initiative to document and make known the previously invisible experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. The project’s 100 volunteers and interns assembled 1,600 primary sources of many types: oral history interviews and other biographical materials, family photographs, information from old newspapers, school records, U...
Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) invites kids ages 9-18 to CU-Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging, and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment...
Center for Asian Studies - Campus and Community Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies encourages and supports Asian area scholarship across disciplinary and university boundaries. Our mission is to support faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asian Studies and to disseminate knowledge of Asia in the community and schools. As part of this mission, the Center for Asian Studies hosts numerous symposia, talks, performances, and presentations each year...
Center for Asian Studies K-12 Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries.
Through its three principal K-12 outreach programs, CAS annually offers opportunities for teachers ranging from Saturday workshops to credit-bearing professional development courses to summer study tours...
Classics 101 with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Learn all about the plays in CSF's 2019 season from the experts - our dramaturgs. A dramaturg is a theatre scholar who researches a play. Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturgs for behind-the-scenes discussions on the productions presented. This informal lecture series is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays...
Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the Schools
The CSF in the Schools troupe tours schools throughout the school year, generally in the fall and early spring. Past productions have included Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Julius Caesar. All performances conclude with classroom workshops about violence prevention.
CSF in the Schools is proud to partner with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU Boulder and the Department of Theatre and Dance, thanks to generous funding from the CU Office for Outreach and Engagement and the Boulder Arts Commission...
Continuing Education at CU Boulder
Established in 1911, the Division of Continuing Education's mission is to provide quality, innovative lifelong-learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Since learning needs are unique and don't always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a variety of programs--from individual courses and degree programs to science education for elementary and secondary students...
CU Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance - CU Contemporary Dance Works
CU Contemporary Dance Works (CUCDW) company provides a week-long residency tour for Colorado communities underserved in the arts. CUCDW company members, MFA in Dance candidates chosen annually, share repertory for informal and formal performances or assemblies, movement workshops and teacher trainings in community centers, performance venues and K-12 settings in these communities...
CU Boulder Peak to Peak
Magicians, mystics, mischief-makers and messiahs take center stage in the brand new CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies, a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society, in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative.
CU GOLD - Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development
EVERY STUDENT CAN BE A LEADER. Find your strength as a leader with CU GOLD.
CU GOLD (Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development) provides free leadership development opportunities to all CU students as a department of the Center for Student Involvement. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least one credit hour are encouraged to join the Core Leadership Program at the start of each semester! The Core Leadership Program is a semester-long cohort program consisting of a leadership retreat in the mountains of Colorado, a community service project, and weekly sessions devoted to a variety of leadership topics including understanding personal values, diversity, and different leadership styles...
Dennis Small Cultural Center
The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. DSCC serves the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. The center is committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students...
Engineers Without Borders - Peru
The Peru team has just finished a water system in the rural community of Llacamate. The system has been successful in bring water to many houses and the community has continued to add tap stands. Since the completion of that project the team has moved on to a larger community, Huacapongo. Huacapongo has a spring feed water distribution system that is not providing clean drinking water...
Families and Educators Together: A Partnership with Boulder Valley School District
Families and Educators Together (FET) teams at six schools in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) are advancing a community-based model of defining and making progress toward school goals. Made up of family members, community liaisons, community organization representatives, teachers, principals, and other school leaders, FET teams are focused on developing partnerships with families, with a particular emphasis on families that traditionally have been marginalized in school community participation...
Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park
The Center of the American West (CAW), the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), and representatives from the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado, the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray in Utah, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado, are carrying out a project that seeks to improve the educational and interpretive programs at Rocky Mountain National Park in ways that are more inclusive of tribal nations...
K-12 in CU- Boulder's Special Collections & Preservation Department
The Special Collections & Preservation Department at CU-Boulder Libraries welcomes visits by K-12 teachers and their students. Lectures covering a variety of subject areas at appropriate grade levels can be arranged with staff. Located in Norlin Library, a visit can support K-12 curriculum in the book arts, the history of science, and photography. Lesson plans covering other subject areas can be offered...
Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO)
Since its inception in 1995 the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado has conducted philosophy classes for thousands of elementary, middle school, and high school students around the state of Colorado. Through POPCO, paired teams of CU graduate students and/or faculty lead Socratic discussions on topics that have been custom tailored to each teacher's curriculum...
Program for Writing & Rhetoric: Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE Project)
Through the Program for Writing and Rhetoric's Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE), founded by Dr. Veronica House in 2008, the program has integrated service-learning and civic engagement throughout its lower- and upper-division writing courses.
Currently, 30% of their writing faculty teach community-engaged rhetoric and composition courses each year to about 1,200 students, who spend over 15,000 hours on community-based writing projects...
Re-Designing Literacy: An Intergenerational Reading and Writing Program Involving Teacher Education Students, the Centaurus High School 9th Grade Language Arts Team, and Local Elders
This project will assist in-service and pre-service teachers in implementing the newly instituted Colorado Academic Standards for Reading, Writing and Communicating in ways that promise to enhance diverse students' learning. Our goals are threefold: 1) to work with Centaurus High School 9th grade language arts teachers in developing a standards-based non-fiction curriculum, 2) to provide CU English language arts teacher-education students opportunities to participate in the curriculum-design process and to support 9th grade writers, and 3) to continue our earlier efforts to develop intergenerational literacy activities that will support the goals of school-based learning while fostering caring relationships between adolescents and elders...
Shakespeare’s Sprites is a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6-9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child...
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