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The Life of a Civil War Soldier Traveling Trunk

Seventh and Eighth Grade

Students learn about the Civil War as they read primary sources and interpret history using artifacts.  Original artifacts could not be included for preservation reasons, but high quality reproductions allow them to be used by students without fear of misinterpretation or creating “wrong stories.”

Lessons included in the trunk will introduce students to “reading” artifacts and other primary sources as they study the Civil War.   Historic photos, recipes, vocabulary words, and reproducible worksheets are included on a CD.

The items contained in this trunk make it a great program addition in non-classroom settings.  Youth groups find it useful in meeting badge or project requirements.  The hands-on components lend themselves to discovery center areas in museums and libraries.  The objects in the trunk bring additional meaning to programs in retirement and assisted living centers.

What people are saying about this trunk:

Wonderful!  The kids loved the hands on materials - made our unit come to life.  Thank you! - 8th grade teacher

This was an excellent learning experience! - Patty J., Halstead

The artifacts inspired students who had all been given a Civil War identity as they wrote descriptively in a Civil War diary. - Martha L., Wichita

Contents of Trunk

Trunk Specifications

Weight: 29 lbs.
Dimensions: 22" x 16" x 10"
Insure for $500 when shipping

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