Artifacts Alive! program materials

Looking for a way to bring primary sources to life for your elementary school class? This program is made up of skits for students to perform that will bring artifacts from Boulder’s history to life! It’s also great for creative families looking for some group activities they can do indoors together.

Begin by downloading the introduction and instructions.

You will need the photos and text panels that provide more information on each object. We recommend teachers or parents read the text panels that describe each artifact and their significance to local history so you can speak with authority. You may want to read them with your younger learners if you feel they would comprehend their content.

Then download and print the scripts.

You’ll also need to download and print all the props and follow the instructions for cutting out the map. You can also assemble costumes and extra props, see the instructions for suggestions.

Then don’t forget to print the conclusion!

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