Traveling Trunk

Ancient Cultures in Modern Times Traveling Trunk

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Science,Social Studies
State Standards:
AZ Social Studies Standards: S1-C2-PO 2, S2-C1-PO 2/4/5/8, S1-C2-PO 2, S2-C1-PO 2/4/5/8, S3-C1-PO4, S5-C1-PO4,


The purpose of the Traveling Trunk program is to “provide opportunities to experience” and “foster…understanding and appreciation of park resources” within the classroom amongst students and teachers from Arizona, surrounding states, and throughout the continental United States. This curriculum-based program was developed by park rangers and educators to meet both the needs of the park and educators.

The lessons included in the Traveling Trunks center around the natural and cultural resources found in the park. Lessons are aligned with Arizona Academic Content Standards of Science with some Social Studies. If you do not live in Arizona, you can cross reference the Arizona standards listed in each lesson with your specific state’s standards.


Ancient Cultures in Modern Times Theme

The focus of this Traveling Trunk: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times is archaeology, the study of people and civilizations. Provided in this trunk are several lessons which focus on specific topics in which are of particular importance in studying Southwestern archaeology. These topics include pottery, pictographs and petroglyphs, dating archaeological material, and discussing the timeline of various cultures in the Southwest.  


The trunks can be borrowed for up to three weeks. The cost of the trunk is only the return shipping cost back to the park via USPS, FedEx or UPS. You can estimate that cost with the information below.

Trunk weight: 55 lbs
Dimensions: L-32inches, H-15inches, W18 inches
Zip Code: 86028

To request this trunk call the education coordinator at (928)-524-6228 x264


This document consists of lesson plans and material lists. This is also included in a binder with the trunk.

Download Ancient Cultures Traveling Trunk Teacher's Guide

Last updated: March 24, 2018