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The Life of a Civil War Soldier Traveling Trunk

Seventh and eighth grade lesson plans included.

Available for use with any age.

Students learn about the Civil War as they read primary sources and interpret history using artifacts.  Original artifacts could not be included for preservation reasons, but high quality reproductions allow them to be used by students without fear of misinterpretation or creating “wrong stories.”

Lessons included in the trunk will introduce students to “reading” artifacts and other primary sources as they study the Civil War.   Historic photos, recipes, vocabulary words, and reproducible worksheets are included on a CD.

The items contained in this trunk make it a great program addition in non-classroom settings.  Youth groups find it useful in meeting badge or project requirements.  The hands-on components lend themselves to discovery center areas in museums and libraries.  The objects in the trunk bring additional meaning to programs in retirement and assisted living centers.

Contents of Trunk

Trunk Specifications

Weight: 29 lbs.
Dimensions: 22" x 16" x 10"
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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