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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Hands-on history! Try on a soldier’s uniform and feel the itchy wool. Carry a soldier’s knapsack. Compare personal equipment to your own personal items. A video and teacher’s guide is also included.
- Grade level:
- Fourth Grade - Seventh Grade
- Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Mexican War, Westward Expansion
- National/State Standards:
- Gr K-4 National Standards-Social Studies: U.S. History 2, 3 Gr 5-12 National Standards-Social Studies: World History Eras 4 & 7
Did You Know?
Major Jacob Brown was one of many U.S. soldiers who marched to war with his dog beside him. When soldiers buried Major Brown in the earthworks at Fort Texas, the dog—a beagle—took up a position on his master’s grave and refused to move from the spot for days.