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Colonial History

Colonial Agriculture Trunk
Learn about life at George Washington's Mount Vernon home. Topics and hands-on items cover agriculture as well as slavery. This trunk was sponsored by George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Teacher Resources: George Washington, Pioneer Farmer Teacher Development (PDF), Timeline of George Washington's Life in Agriculture (PDF)

Colonial Life Trunk
This trunk includes hands-on items commonly used during the colonial era along with an in-classroom archaeology kit. General in nature, this trunk is appropriate for hosting your own colonial day in your classroom. This trunk was made possible by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Trunk contents description.

Colonial Games Trunk
 Students can play with the same toys and games with which colonial children played. This trunk was made possible by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Trunk contents description.

Colonial Music Trunk
Teach about colonial era music, instruments, and dance with the items in this trunk. This trunk was made possible by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Trunk contents description.

Continental Soldier Trunk
Bring the American Revolution to life with a continental soldier's uniform and materials the soldier may have carried with him. This trunk is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Living History
Colonial era living histories include a colonial dance instructor.


Early Oklahoma

Archaeology Trunk
Learn about archaeologists and Oklahoma archaeology sites through the hands-on tools and activities included in this trunk.

E-Exhibit
Learning About Archaeology

Oklahoma Explorers Trunk
Learn about early explorers of Oklahoma with flags, trade items, and clothing. Trunk contents description.

Fourteen Flags over Oklahoma Trunk
Discover the different nations that claimed present-day Oklahoma as their own territory. Fourteen different flags and curriculum material are included in this trunk. Trunk contents description.

Fur Trade in Oklahoma Trunk
Fur samples and trade items included in this trunk help students learn about the importance of the fur trade to Europeans and American Indians. Trunk contents description.

Living History
An 1830s beadwork artist living history program is available.


19th Century Oklahoma

Civil War in Indian Territory Trunk
A Civil War soldier's uniform and items he may have carried help bring the Civil War to life for students. Trunk contents description.

Cowboy Trunk
Discover what life was like on the long drive for cowboys through a cowboy's outfit and items he might have carried with him. Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resource: Cattle Drive Teacher Development (PDF)

Okietales Cowboy Trunk
This trunk is a smaller version of the cowboy trunk with trade books appropriate for younger students. Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resource: Cattle Drive Teacher Development (PDF)

Games Trunk
Play games from a time when children had no internet, television, or video games.

Land Runs Trunk
Learn about Oklahoma land runs and imagine what life was like for families who created new homes on their claims. Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resources: Learning About the Land Run and Pioneer Life through Primary Sources (PDF)

E-Exhibit
Explore the Oklahoma Land Run

Okietales Land Runs Trunk
This trunk is a smaller version of the pioneer tools trunk with trade books about the Oklahoma land runs. Trunk contents description.

One-Room Schoolhouse Trunk
Learn about going to school in a one-room schoolhouse during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Trunk contents description.

Pioneer Tools Trunk
Explore the daily lives of Oklahoma's pioneers through the tools and objects in this trunk.Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resources: Learning About the Land Run and Pioneer Life through Primary Sources (PDF)

Living History
Nineteenth century living history programs include a Civil War laundress and a Civil War nurse.


20th Century

Dust Bowl and Great Depression Trunk
A variety of hands-on items in this trunk help students understand the hard times experienced by those who survived the Great Depression and Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. This trunk was sponsored by Cox Communications. Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resources: Learning About the Great Depression and Dust Bowl through Primary Sources (PDF)

Oil and Gas Trunk
This trunk will help students learn the history and important role of oil and natural gas in Oklahoma's economy and our daily lives. Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resources: Oil and Gas Teacher Development (PDF)

E-Exhibits
Oklahoma Century Chest
45th Infantry Division in WWII
USS Oklahoma in World War II

Radio Trunk
While learning about radio in the early to mid-twentieth century, students can record their own radio program using the items in this trunk. This trunk was sponsored by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.

Living History
Twentieth century living history programs include land run and pioneer life, a Dust Bowl housewife, Harvey Girl, and a World War II nurse.


Oklahoma

Oklahoma Agriculture Trunk
Bring the farm into the classroom with seed and plant samples, farming tools, and agricultural products produced in Oklahoma. Trunk contents description.

Oklahoma Bingo
Read instructions and download cards.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Trunk
Teach students about traffic safety, different forms of transportation, and building traffic infrastructure through the hands-on items in this trunk. This trunk was made possible through a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Trunk contents description.

Oklahomans in Space Trunk
Learn about Oklahoma astronauts, the history of the US space program, and outer space with an astronaut suit, model rockets, and other items in this trunk. This trunk was sponsored by internationally-known Oklahoma singer and entertainer Darla Z. Trunk contents description.

E-Exhibit
Oklahomans in Space

Oklahoma Symbols Trunk
Through different hands-on items and flash cards students can learn about Oklahoma state symbols. Trunk contents description.
Teacher Resources:
Oklahoma Symbols Teacher Development (PDF)
List of Oklahoma state symbols
Printable coloring sheets and activities
Fact Sheets
Winnie's Travels


Other

E-Exhibit
The Federal Reserve System


People of Oklahoma

African Americans in Oklahoma Trunk and Traveling Exhibit
Through hands-on items and activities explore the stories of prominent African Americans living in Oklahoma from the Trail of Tears to the present-day.

E-Exhibit
The African American Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma
Coloring Book: We Remember...Before and Beyond: An African American History Coloring Book

American Indians in Oklahoma Trunk
Coming soon.

E-Exhibit
Learn About American Indians


Additional Resources

For more resources visit the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies resource page at okcss.org/resources.html