City of Colorado Springs launches Education Resource Guide, City encourages youth to engage during city’s 150th anniversary

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Local schools, educators and groups are invited to utilize an education resource guide designed to engage youth in the commemoration of the City of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial.

“Growing up in Colorado Springs, my passion for history developed at a young age,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. “I hope this guide helps educators and families inspire the younger generation to learn about our city’s past, and use that knowledge to shape the future.”

There are many ways for students of all ages to get involved, including:

  • Practice analysis skills and consider how our community has changed over time by comparing local historic photos to similar images from today
  • Plan a field trip to a local historic site, check out an artifact kit, use digital history tools
  • Challenge students to analyze the design of the Colorado Springs flag and make their own unique version

You can access the full guide and specific sections of the materials at This guide is part of several activities planned to celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial throughout 2021. Please visit the city’s website for a full schedule of events.

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