Traveling Trunk

American Revolution Soldier

Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies
State Standards:
1.H.3, 2.H.1, 2.CG.2,4.2CE, 4.2.P,4.2.CX, 6.4.CO, 8.2.CO, 8.2.CE, 8.2.CX

The American Revolution Soldier trunk is designed to enrich your students' studies of the American Revolution and its causes. Along with a variety of artifacts, the trunk also includes background information, resources, and activities. These can be usedas pre-visit or post-visit activities for a field trip to the park or as standalone activities. Some items included in the trunk are:

  • Blue American Soldier's coat
  • Tin Cups, plates, and bowls
  • Haversack
  • Canteen
  • Fire starting kit - flint and striker, char cloth, and tin
  • soldiers mirror 
  • Flags - British, American, and French
  • sewing kit
  • 18th century games - cards and dice
  • Lye soap
  • Documents - 1777 Recruitment Poster, Call to Arms, Weapons of the American Revolution
  • Copies of Robert Wilson's paintings 
  • Gorget
  • Fife
  • DVDs - "Ninety Six Crossroads of a Revolution" and " Von Steuben's Continentals
  • "Trouble at Star Fort" by Idella Bodie
  • American Revolution Soldier Guide


Last updated: June 7, 2022