• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

Traveling Trunks

Hands-on Learning
Engage your students in hands-on, interactive learning! By trying on and examining U.S. and Mexican military uniforms and equipment, your students will better understand the daily life of a U.S.-Mexican War soldier.

TEKS-based lesson plans teach about the causes and consequences of the war and the life of a soldier during the war. Materials include replica uniforms and accoutrements, an educator overview, lesson plans and student worksheets, and a timeline.

Mini Museums
Trunks target students in grades 4 -7. In addition, these trunks can serve as mini-museums. They can be set up as exhibits or used to kick-off or conclude your studies on the U.S.-Mexican War.

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

The battle of Palo Alto included four men who would become President. General Zachary Taylor and Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant each moved on to occupy the White House in the United States. Generals Mariano Arista later served as chief executives of Mexico. More...