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Highland Ranch History Still Lives: A Children’s Tour of the Highlands Ranch Mansion

School: Fox Creek Elementary

City/State: Highlands Ranch, CO

Grade(s): 2

Format(s): Book: Nonfiction/Informational

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Social Studies

Project Overview

After touring the Highlands Ranch Mansion,second-grade students at Fox Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado collaborated with others to create a paragraph about a room in the mansion. Each paragraph is accompanied by a different kind of activity that was created to have a more engaging and interactive tour of the mansion.

Currently, the docents use the children’s tour guide to help teach young visitors about the history of the mansion. 

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • Excellent example of a product that could be replicated at any grade level in any location
  • Exemplifies collaboration in production
  • Shows a final product that is comprehensive in covering the chosen topic
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