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Indian Homes in Kansas Traveling Trunk

Placing the earthlodge model on the Kansas floor map.

Grade one

Explore housing styles of Indians from Kansas. The teaching materials include reproductions of Indian artifacts, photographs and drawings, models of three historical housing styles, books, and lesson plans. The lessons reinforce the use of natural resources in building a house, adaptation to the environment, and  change over time.

The eight, first grade, lesson plans emphasize hands-on learning and reading while exploring the topic of Indian homes in Kansas.  Use scale models of three historic housing styles, reproductions of historic tools, and a large floor map of Kansas to learn about the environment and natural resources related to each type of housing.  Sentence strips and picture clues reinforce information they are learning and provide the foundation for comparing the three housing styles.  Books offer an opportunity to explore change over time.


What people are saying about this trunk:

The trunk was great.  The activities were just right for first grade. - Joyce Swenson, Concordia

Indian Homes in Kansas Trunk

Read about it 5 years ago . . . have used it since. It's awesome. I love it. The kids love it. Thank you! - 1st grade teacher, Leawood

Loved it! We took pictures of the homes and wrote about them using an iPad app. - 1st grade teacher, Sunset Hill Elementary. Lawrence

Contents of trunk

Trunk Specifications

Weight: 49 lbs.
Dimensions: 28" long x 20.5" wide x 15" high
Insure for $500 when shipping.

The Kansas Historical Society developed the Indian Homes in Kansas traveling resource trunk with major funding provided by the Westar Energy Foundation and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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