Close Encounters of the Catoctin Kind
(4th - 6th Grades, Ages 9-11)
THEME: Cultural Heritage
Units: Native American Indians, African Americans, Charcoal/Iron Industry, Sawmill and Whiskey Still Industries
An educational traveling trunk filled with treasures, pieces of our past, linking the local school curriculum with our park's heritage. Five discovery units, objects, artifacts, teacher background information, and suggested student activities included.
Teachers are responsible for trunk pick-up and return to the Park. No cost.
To request the loan of the traveling trunk, please send a letter to:
Catoctin Mountain Park, c/o Chief Ranger, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 or call (301) 663-9388.
- Grade Levels:
- Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
- African American History and Culture, American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Commerce and Industry, History