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Fourth graders dig deep into history at Buffalo Ridge

From Indians to wranglers, fourth graders in Ms. Hartman’s class enjoyed
studying history and dressing the part for their showcase on February

Castle Pines resident Genesis Torres displayed her findings after studying the history of Castle Rock.

Article and photos by Kathy Fallert

With a theme of “How certain groups have changed Colorado,” Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE) fourth graders in Ms. Hartman’s class hit the ground running and dug up some interesting tidbits to share with their parents at the school’s showcase on February 26.

Students studied a variety of topics working independently or in small groups.  American Indians, pioneers, and explorers were all subjects of investigation with the final presentation including a variety of costumes.

Castle Pines resident Genesis Torres, who studied the history of Castle Rock commented, “I really enjoyed learning about the railroad.  When it was first built, people didn’t have cars or trucks so they used the railroad to ship dairy, coal and food.”

To find out more about BRE and the showcase schedule, visit

Jon Michael (left) and Haley (right) donned some feathers as they presented their study on the Ute Indians.



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