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Indian Homes in Kansas Traveling Trunk

Placing the earthlodge model on the Kansas floor map.

First and seventh grade lesson plans included.

Available for use with any age.

First grade students explore housing styles of Plains Indians through the use of reproductions of American Indian artifacts, photographs and drawings, maps, scale models of three historical housing styles, and books. Lessons reinforce the use of natural resources, adaptation to the environment, and  change over time.

Seventh grade students conduct primary source research about the buffalo's place in the daily life of the Plains Indians using objects and ethnographies. They can compare their findings by examining diary entries made by a buffalo hunter. Students then use what they learned to predict the  affect the disappearance of the buffalo would have on both groups.

Contents of trunk

Trunk Specifications

Weight: 47 lbs.
Dimensions: 28" long x 20.5" wide x 15" high
Insure for $500 when shipping.

Reserve this trunk by filling out a Traveling Trunk request form, emailing kshs.education@ks.gov , or calling 785-272-8681, ext. 416.

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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