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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?
Americans celebrated the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma with songs, artwork, and poetry. One enterprising company even marketed a men’s hat called the “Palo Alto.” Sales were so brisk that a “Resaca” women’s hat soon followed.