The San Luis Valley’s wonderful and unique past make it a great location for students to learn about archaeology, Native American histories, Hispanic history and culture, adobe architecture, our natural environment, conservation, and much more.
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area has partnered with Adams State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder to assist local educators in creating curricula in line with Colorado state standards that focus on the local culture, history, and heritage.
Explore this website to learn about the heritage area’s collection of primary sources, research, and oral history videos available to local teachers for creating place-based lesson plans and the lesson plans that are available for immediate implementation.

Ready to Use Lesson Plans



Community Activism


Economic Activity

Hispano Architecture

Hispano History

Historic Sites

History of Education



Native American History



Spanish Language

Sports & Recreation


Supporting sites for educators

CDE primary source link –

Library of Congress analysis tools link –