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Texas Panhandle Cowboy/Vaquero Trunk

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Grades K-12

Students will learn how each article of clothing played an important role in the work of a cowboy and how ranching became one of the first businesses in the Texas Panhandle. Loaded with touchable artifacts, including cowboy clothing adopted from the vaquero tradition, this trunk includes photographs, books for various ages, and a teacher's guide. A trained interpreter can show how the clothing was used, tell stories about ranches and cowboys, and answer questions.

TEKS: Language Arts: 4.1abc, 4.2d, 4.4abc; Social Studies: 4.2a, 4.4bc, 4.8bcd, 4.9abcm 4.10b, 4.11ab, 4.13abce (TEKS are grade comparable)

To reserve a date and time for your class, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

Southern Plains Indian Trunk

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Grades K-12

Teachers can utilize touchable artifacts including clothing, tools, children’s toys, animal hides, and much more to illustrate Plains Indian life. A trained interpreter is available to show how the artifacts were used, tell stories about Plains Indians, and answer questions.

TEKS: Language Arts: 4.1abc, 4.2d, 4.4abc; Social Studies: 4.1b, 4.2a, 4.4d, 4.9abc, 4.10ab, 4.11ab, 4.13abc, 4.19c (TEKS are grade comparable)

To reserve a date and time for your class, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

African American History Trunk

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Grades 3-12

This trunk includes an Underground Railroad quilt sampler, a Sounds of Slavery CD, and objects representing the types of work done by slaves. History continues into modern day with stories about such people as Marian Anderson, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. A trained interpreter can tell about how the artifacts were used, stories about African-American people from slavery to modern day and answer questions.

TEKS: Language Arts: 4.1abc, 4.2d, 4.4abc; Social Studies: 4.4ac, 4.5b, 4.8bd, 4.9ab, 4.17d, 4.20abc, 4.22ad; Music 4.1a, 4.5a (TEKS are grade comparable)

To reserve a date and time for your class, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

World War II Trunk

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Grades 3-12

This trunk is a result of a collaboration between KACV-TV, Region 16, and PPHM and is full of touchable artifacts including an Army and Navy uniform, propaganda, communications equipment, and much more. A trained interpreter can show how the propaganda was used, tell stories about heroism during the war, and answer questions.

TEKS: Social Studies: 5.25abcdef, 5.26abcde, 5.27.21a

To reserve a date and time for your class, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

From Boom to Dust

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Grades 3-12

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Panhandle PBS are proud to present the Days of Dust Traveling Trunk program. This Traveling Trunk Program is the result of two classroom educators working with Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and KACV to develop new classroom activities while integrating Dust Bowl artifacts, new Dust Bowl lesson plans, video segments from Panhandle residents who experienced the Dust Bowl, and video clips from The Dust Bowl documentary. A trained interpreter can describe what life was like during the Dust Bowl and answer questions.

To reserve a date and time for your class, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

Dinos

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Grades 2-6

Students will enjoy the hands-on activities with animal skulls, along with photographs and games, in which students learn about the natural lifestyles of Texas Panhandle animals. Students will examine the teeth of an animal to decide if it is a carnivore, herbivore, insectivore, or omnivore. Students will also learn the difference in facial features that indicate if an animal is prey or predator.

Teachers will need to provide a table where the skulls can be displayed. Each student should be able to sit at a table or desk and have access to a pencil.

To reserve a time and date, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

Trunk for a Day

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Grades K-12

Don't have time to prepare and present your own trunk program? By booking a Trunk for a Day with an interpreter you are bringing history into your classroom. You specify the trunk of your choice: African American History, Texas Panhandle Cowboy and Ranching, Southern Plains Indian, Dust Bowl or the World War II Trunk, and we take care of the rest. We will bring the trunk to your classroom, present a 45-60 minute program to your students, and transport the trunk back to the museum.

Cost is $20 per presentation, and the maximum audience is 30 students per program. The trunk interpreter has a transportation fee of 35 cents per mile for schools outside of Amarillo and Canyon ISDs.

To reserve a date and time for your class, email education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

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