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Trading on the Santa Fe Trail Traveling Trunk

Fourth grade lesson plans included.

Available for use with any age.

Explore the Santa Fe Trail through a sampling of the goods that traveled between the United States and Mexico in the 1800s.  Manufactured items from the eastern coast of the United States and Europe made up the bulk of the goods traveling to Mexico.  Furs, wool fleeces and woven goods, silver and mules traveled from Mexico for trade in the United States.  Millions of dollars in merchandise traveled this 900 mile international trade route.

Lessons focus on student-centered learning activities tied to the state standards and Common Core English and Language Arts.

Contents of Trunk

Trunk Specifications:

  • Weight:  45 pounds
  • Dimensions:  31" x 22" x 16"
  • Insure for $500 when shipping

Reserve this trunk by filling out a Traveling Trunk request form, emailing kshs.education@ks.gov , or calling 785-272-8681, ext. 416.

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