Hands-on learningEngage 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.
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.
Due to shipping costs, we are limited to distributing trunks to teachers able to pick up and drop off in person.
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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.
- Traveling Trunk
- 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
- U.S. Army, Mexican Army, soldiers, war