Traveling Trunk

Traveling Trunk Program 

The program is FREE and was designed with each of the Four C’s of 21st century learning in mind: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. This program is also very flexible, as our educator can also come to your classroom/facility and present a lesson with materials from the trunk at no cost to you!

    Why History?

    Long gone are the days of students simply memorizing facts and dates in history class. Today, best practices related to the teaching of history actively encourage research, judgment of the accuracy and reliability of sources, validation of facts, and an awareness of multiple perspectives and biases.

    Who Is This Program For?

    Inside the trunk, which features more than 70 items, you’ll find a binder with lesson plans and ideas for classroom activities. Although the program’s lesson plans are specifically designed with grades 5 through 8 in mind, the program may be customized to suit younger students. You may also include your own lesson plans in the curriculum binder.

    Key Program Elements

    • Utilize lesson plans to dig deeper and learn more.
    • Read books and documents relating to the Revolution.
    • Touch and try on reproduction 18th century clothing and accessories.

    The “Trunk” on Social Media

    For the 2017/2018 school year, Service Credit Union is sponsoring a trunk, which is delivered to school districts throughout NH and beyond at no cost. This fantastic partnership educates students in the classroom, while families of students receive passes to visit the Museum for FREE. Click HERE for passes!

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    Trunk Items Sample List

    Girls chemise
    Womans pockets
    Girls skirt
    Girl shortgown
    Girls apron
    Boys’ workshirt
    Stockings
    Boy’s knee breeches
    Boys’ waistcoat
    Rev War coat
    Civilian Coat
    Musket balls
    Arrowheads
    Wooden dice
    Leather apron
    Cup & ball
    Bilbo catcher

    Haversack
    Pocket compass
    Horn comb
    British currency
    Pocket watch
    Tin canteen
    Wooden spoon
    Powder horn
    Marbled notebook
    Playing cards
    Purple hearts
    Colonial currency
    Dunlap Broadsides
    Jacks
    Wooden dominoes
    Leather leggings
    Red sash

    Contact Us

    If you’re interested in the programs, please fill out the below form, or contact our Education Manager Abigail Pietrantonio at education@independencemuseum.org or 603-772-2622.