Local students think like historians
Second graders at Fox Creek Elementary completed a learning expedition at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Their project titled Think Like a Historian gave them an in depth look into the history of Highlands Ranch. During the process they each drew a picture of the Mansion and created a self-guided tour of the home from a kid's perspective.
Volunteer spotlight: Carter Rini
Carter Rini is one of the Fox Creek students who participated in a learning expedition at the Mansion. Carter loved working at the Mansion and wishes his time there was not over. However, he admits it was a challenging project, "It was hard sometimes like when we had to do our technical drawings of the Mansion, or when we had to decide as a group what information we should put in our tour of the Mansion."
Carter is very proud of the work they did and says kids who visit the home will now be able to use their self-guided tour and not just stand around while their parents enjoy the home.
Carter's favorite room at the Mansion is the Solarium. "I like the details in that room and especially the terrazzo floor. I also like the turret because it makes the Mansion into a very pretty place. It was built by the second owner of the Mansion."
The young man learned much about the history of the Mansion and when asked if he would like to be a historian when he grows up, he said he is thinking about it. "But I mostly want to study monkeys," he added.