Second Grade Historians

Local Historians
Posted on 05/24/2017
History in our Back Yard

Our second graders have recently enjoyed learning about the history of Ken Caryl valley. Their unit started with a visit to the Hildebrand Ranch and a presentation by Rose Lewis, both of which introduced students to the settlement history of our area. Then after weeks of learning, each student became an expert on either Bradford House, Manor House, or Colorow’s Cave and contributed to a group slideshow. When they completed the end-of-the-unit field trip to these locations, students were able to instruct their peers (who had learned about a different location). Some of our students also completed additional research about children's’ lives in the early 1900’s. They shared their research by filming movies focused on children of the Shaffer family, the Perley family, and Native American families. These videos can now be viewed on the Ken Caryl Ranch website at: We are grateful that we have so many community experts to help us learn about our fascinating history.

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