This kit and curriculum is intended to aid teachers presenting the concepts of past life and fossils to second and third grade students. The guide is organized into four units: Unit 1, fossilization and human influences (second grade); Unit 2, adaptation, (third grade), Unit 3, community, (third grade) and Unit 4 human influences (third grade). It accompanies a traveling trunk that contains everything a teacher needs to teach about fossils.
The Traveling Trunk is available for grade levels 4-6 or 7-12. It includes casts of horse skulls representing a portion of the evolution of horses, geologic samples from the Monument, books, DVDs, and a curriculum guide. The trunk provides a variety of information about Idaho, the Oregon Trail, as well as paleontology and geology.