It’s Colorado Day! Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. In honor of our neighbors to the south, let’s look at some information about Colorado using Culturegrams on GoWYLD.net.
Find this great resource using Browse Database by Title or in the General Topics subject area (under More Resources). Culturegrams has 4 editions: World, Kids, States, and Provinces. All but World, which is junior high and up, are at an upper elementary reading level.
The States edition has easy-to-read reports that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, symbols, and “Did You Know?” There are sections on history (with a timeline), economy, geography, people (population, famous, and indigenous), and Fun Facts such as recipes, state symbols, and state birds with sound files.
Back on the main page for the States edition, you will find a tab for graphs and tables. This includes create-your-own data tables as well as lists for all state capitals, statehood for each state, race/ethnicity/age for states, education, average travel time to work, and most popular baby names for 2020, by state.
CultureGrams is available for free at your library or from anywhere with a Wyoming library card and PIN. Learn more about Culturegrams by going to the tutorials link on the far right of GoWYLD.net.
For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.