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Field Trip Program
What They Wore
U.S. and Mexican infantry uniforms were made out of wool because of the fabric's properties. Wool wicked sweat away from the soldier's skin. If it rained, wool absorbed the water, keeping the soldier warm and dry. Because wool burns slowly, if a spark got on a soldier's clothing, he could quickly put it out.
- History, Mexican War, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
- National/State Standards:
- National Standards:
Gr K-4 Social Studies: U.S. History 2, 3
Gr 5-12 Social Studies: World History Eras 4 & 7
- uniforms, hands-on, historic clothing
- Field Trip Program
Available Field Trips