Recently the 6th graders from Revere schools got their hands dirty during a Hatchet survival lesson. The results were impressive. The best part about teaching is when you know you hit a home run. Whether it is a lesson that gets kids fired up, saying the right thing to a kid looking for guidance, or … Continue reading Revere 6th Grade Shines During their Hatchet Survival Lesson
This mountain man poem opens a window to the heart and mind of someone who lived the life of a mountaineer. Primary sources are invaluable for learning about the past. From them, we can learn about the past most accurately and get a real sense of a time period. Journals, newspapers, artifacts, and photos all … Continue reading Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.
A recent atlatl course at Revere High School was a real treat to be a part of. It felt a little crazy planning an atlatl course for mid-February in northeast Colorado. What could have gone wrong? Come to think of it, we were statistically more likely to have a snow day than an ideal day for … Continue reading February Atlatl Course Was Stone Age Fun!
Anticipation hung thick in the air. Energy buzzed to the point where it was almost tangible between both man and beast. A group of weather-worn buckskin clad men sat aboard nervous ponies well-aware of the rising excitement. Their mounts pranced anxiously just below the crest of a ridge, tossing their heads in impatience. The eyes … Continue reading When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted
A stiff breeze coursed across the plains. Slate gray clouds overhead stretched from horizon to horizon, blocking any of the sun’s warming rays. As a result dull light cast itself over the tall grass prairie. For miles in all directions rolling hills undulated under the pressure of the passing wind, the whipping grasses conveying a … Continue reading The Lost Greenhorn
What's the best way to learn about a historical time period. Go to the source. Such is the case with Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper. Primary sources are a researcher's, or historian's, best friend. For those unfamiliar with the term primary source it refers to any historical artifact created during a period of study. … Continue reading Best Way to Learn History? Go to the Source; Osborne Russell’s Journal of a Trapper
With trapping season upon us, it's time to live history. Cold air instantly saturates me as I step out of my pickup. Breath invisible just moments ago inside the warmth of my disheveled cab, now hovers suspended in crystals with each exhale. A fine sheen of ice covers the prairie grass set aglow by the barely … Continue reading Trapping Season is Off and Running
The real story of the first Thanksgiving can teach us many things about what how much we have to be thankful for. Today is Thanksgiving day here in America and what a great day it is. Contrary to most holidays, Thanksgiving is a relatively simple holiday. No gifts are exchanged, no cards distributed, no fancy … Continue reading Lessons From the First Thanksgiving
Revenge Travelers "Arghhh," Gideon Chase moaned as he awoke from his slumber. Pulsing beats throbbed in his head, exerting forces near the point of explosion. He shut his bloodshot blue eyes and focused on the pain in his head. After several minutes he realized the methodic aches would not be going away anytime soon. About this time he … Continue reading Revenge Travelers
Lawn Mowing Poem This summers been hot, this summers been dry There ain’t been no rain ceptin fore when I cry This land has been parched with a powerful thirst It’ll live that’s for sure, but we need dern rain first Our water bills growing the checks getting bigger When we git the mail our … Continue reading Mowing the Lawn