Colorado Unit Study

Hi homeschoolers! Today I am sharing a fun unit study I created on the state of Colorado.


Most states encourage (some even require) you to do a unit study on your home state sometime during a student’s fourth grade year of studies. Since we live in “Colorful Colorado”, we’ll be doing our unit this year with Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake.

My Colorado Unit Study includes teacher lesson plans, student worksheets, field trip ideas, and more fun things to do in the beautiful state of Colorado!

Some of the things covered in the study include:

  • 42 daily lessons
  • Colorado State Introduction
  • Landmarks
  • State Symbols
  • My City, and My County information
  • Colorado Mapping
  • Agriculture and Industries
  • Wildlife
  • Plantlife
  • Climates
  • Colorado State History Timeline
  • Famous Coloradans
  • Weather
  • Government
  • State Sport Teams
  • Review activities & reports
  • Accompanying crafts and recipes

As I mentioned there are a total of 42 daily lessons in this unit. they will take approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the activity. We will be doing it 3 days per week, but you’re welcome to adjust it to fit the needs of your schedule.

I have geared this unit for elementary aged students, but it can be also completed by older students if applicable.

–> Download the Colorado Unit Study here!


Now before you all ask for more states, I will not be creating individual state studies unfortunately. However you can grab my Road Trip USA curriculum if you’d like to learn more about our wonderful United States of America!


  1. Tiffany C. says:

    Saw this on Twitter~ *TY for sharing! :)

  2. Thanks Erica, looks great. I might be able to use this in a few months from now. :)

  3. I only have a 2nd grader but I’m going to file this away! I grew up in California, so (geekily enough) I’ve been looking forward to doing a Colorado study with my kiddos! Thanks from Parker :)

  4. i am so excited about this Colorado Unit Study! We just moved here a year ago and I think this will help us learn more and come to love the state of Colorado a little more! :)

  5. Hi!

    I had emailed you a few months back about your Road Trip Curriculum and shared my blog link with you (we live in Wyoming). Last week my husband accepted a job in downtown Denver and we will be moving!
    I do believe you live in Colorado and was wondering what areas around Denver you like (if you are familiar with any of them). Thanks in advance!

    Miranda Philippi

    • Hi Miranda,
      We just moved out of CO to FL. Golden is really nice and not too far from Denver. We lived in CO Springs, which is about an hour from Denver.

  6. I’ve been researching a solid, in depth state geography curriculum for days and this is the absolute best one I’ve found. I just ordered it for our 2014-2015 school year. I can’t wait to start it with my 5th and 2nd graders next month. Thank you!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much!!! We just moved to CO and I was hoping for some Colorado State History and this looks PERFECT!! Thanks :)

  8. Thank you so much! This will be great!

  9. Thank you for sharing this unit about Colorado. I have forgotten to study this with my kiddos. I will be fun to explore our wonderful State.

  10. Thank you so much for this unit study. We live out on the eastern plains of Colorado just outside of Roggen. I am so glad to have found this as I’ve been wondering what resource to use to teach the kiddos about Colorado this year. Thanks again!

  11. Thank you so much for posting this for us! We live in Windsor Colorado!

  12. I was very excited to find your unit and printed the entire thing out for TWO kids (wasted my paper and ink!) just to find that it was not a complete history of COLORADO!! It was the history and facts of “Eastern and Southern Colorado” ONLY. It was VERY disappointing and if you used this for your kids you did them an injustice. The Western Colorado has A LOT to offer, a lot of land marks, a lot of agriculture, and a completely different “region” as you called it. It is none of the regions you have listed. We live smack dab in the middle of the desert. There are animals, weather, and things found here that are not found in the southern, northern, or eastern Colorado. If you are going to market something as a whole please include everything.

    • Hi Adria,
      I’m so sorry the study isn’t working for you. If you want to send me the information like landmarks, agriculture and region that you think it’s missing I’ll be happy to include it to make the study better. I thought I did a decent job at covering the entire state of Colorado, including the western and northern areas, but if you think I missed material please let me know. Hopefully you didn’t completely throw it away as it is quite comprehensive I believe. Please remember that this study is a free one and I am only trying to help bless other homeschooling families that may want to use the study.

      I did do some more research on western CO and didn’t find too much, so if there’s something not online that you can share I’d be happy to add it in to the study.

  13. I do want to say it was very nice to try and put something together for other moms and share your information!

  14. Genevieve says:

    I wanted to say thank you for this wonderful unit on Colorado. My older two will be starting on it today, and I’ll file it away for when my younger two need it as well. So kind of you to share your hard work with all of the rest of us!

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