head

Wyoming and Sweetwater County History Outreach

WSCHO image2

A digital outreach program of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum

Not all outreach involves face to face interaction. Watch this page for some great learning opportunities provided by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Whether you're a teacher looking to supplement your curriculum or a parent looking for something to help your kids learn, we have a variety of offerings. Don't forget to explore our "News & History" section and Facebook page for some great history and images. If you are looking more for research check our "Research" section. You can also check out our YouTube channel as we continue to add great historical content including videos of presentations from previous exhibits and more. Don't forget we also have our more traditional outreach offerings as well, you can find those under the "Learn" tab.

Contents:

Click the title to zoom to that part of the page.

PDF lessons

Homeseum activities

Videos

Trivia

High School Seniors

Online Tours

Virtual puzzles

Other resources

Museums you can explore online

 

 PDF lessons

These PDF lesson plans each have an activity and a worksheet, along with some background information. They are all designed to use the PDF itself with minor items that can be found in most homes or classrooms.:

  • Twisty Cows:  A crafting activity involving two spinning blocks of catte breeds, while designing your own catttle brand.
  • Emigrant Trails Activity: A crafting activity involving a cut-and-paste covered wagon. This actiivty packet covers the emigrant trails in the county including the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails.
  • Chinese New Year Math: This activity uses math worksheets to help explore the Chinese New Year celebration in Rock Springs in the 1800s. It comes from our Traveling Trunk Program.

More lesson plans coming soon!

 

Homeseum Activities

Have you ever wondered what the people who work at museums actually do? From people like curators who actually take of the collection to exhibit designers and events people it takes a lot of work to keep a museum running. These PDF activities are meant for individuals and families of all ages to explore some of the thought processes that go into running a museum. 

More Homeseum activities coming soon!

 VIDEOS

 You can see a variety of different videos on historical subjects, old exhibits on more on our YouTube channel! Powell Explores is perfect for young historians, while programs such as history in 3 minutes and history screenshots give something for all levels of historic interest!

Here are some great VIDEOS from some other great institutions:

 

SW Wyoming history trivia:

It’s time for #SWwyominghistorytrivia. Highlight the black bars for the answer.

Can you put the following in chronological order?

  • Wild Bill Hickock is killed
  • Wyoming becomes a state
  • The Wounded Knee Massacre occurs
  • The second Treaty of Fort Laramie is signed

 

  • The second Treaty of Fort Laramie is signed (1868)
  • Wild Bill Hickock is killed (1876)
  • Wyoming becomes a state (July, 1890)
  • The Wounded Knee Massacre occurs (December, 1890)

Check out our hashtag: #SWwyominghistorytrivia, on Facebook or Twitter for more trivia questions. Check back, we post new questions regularly!

 High School Seniors:

You may want to check out our special Senior Class Memory Books designed specifically for high school seniors looking to share their memories,check it out here.

And don't forget our scholarship program

Online tours: 

Green River Downtown Tour (Google Street View, click the "i" next to each location name to learn more)

Morris Walking Tour- This tour discusses some of the important local sites related to Edward and Robert Morris. You can learn more about the Morris Mercantile here.

Green River Downtown Tour (Clio app/Theclio.com)-This tour gives a more in-depth look at some of the history of local historic buildings, including pictures and audio. 

theclio.com-You can learn more about the history your local community and Sweetwater County on theclio.com and the Clio app. You can learn about some of the awesome historical locations around you, or around the country, from the comfort of your couch. Then you can even use the app to navigate to any of the fascinating locations you learn about on the app.

 

Virtual puzzles

Here on jigsawplanet.com you can find a variety of digital puzzles made from pictures from the Museum's collection. Puzzle difficulties vary, from relatively simple 5 minute or less challenges to much longer and more difficult puzzles. How fast can YOU finish them?

 

Here are some links from other organizations on related subjects, including coloring pages, family activities, and much more:

 

Museums you can explore from your couch:

Pergamon Museum. Berlin

The British Museum's: Museum of the World interactive website

The Louvre: Paris