Prairie Life (3-6)

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Prairie Life traveling trunk for grades 3rd through 6th and its contents.

NPS Doris Martin


The Prairie Life traveling trunk was designed by Homestead National Monument of America park staff. This trunk uses student-centered activities to increase student's knowledge of life of homesteaders on the plains. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment. It integrates written and oral activies, photo analysis and possibly hard boiled eggs to enhance your student's learning.

The trunk includes curriculum materials, books, artifacts and photos that can be integrated into history, social studies, art, reading, and language arts curriculum. Additionally, the curriculum materials include student station sheets, so students can rotate stations without the teacher having to repeat instructions.

Hopper, a Buddy Bison, travels with the Prairie Life 3-6 traveling trunk. He records all of his adventures. Be sure if you request this trunk that you email photos and stories of his adventures with your class. Your class can then track his travels all year long.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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