Traveling Trunks and Artifact Boxes make
artifacts, reproductions, interpretive information, hard-to-find
resources, suggested lessons, and investigation questions available
to the teachers who cannot take a field trip. Trunks and Artifact
Boxes may be checked out for one to two weeks at a time. Trunks
have a rental fee of $10. Due to an annual contract, there is
no charge for Lubbock ISD schools. Call (806)742-2432 or email
to firstname.lastname@example.org to check out a Traveling Trunk (listed below).
Traveling Trunk Teacher materials
(.pdf), click here.
GRADES 1 / 2 / 3 / 4-7 / K&5
/ 6 / Multilevel / New
Students are able to participate in a
variety of activities involving the world of insects. Observations
are made from human and insect points-of-view.
Students learn about the world of dinosaurs
through interdisciplinary activities. Included is information
on local paleontologists and their discoveries.
Dynamic Earth ···
The purpose of this trunk is to show
the many diverse aspects of this immense earth. It focuses on
different branches of science, including earth science, geology,
botany, meteorology, and biology. It also deals with plants,
animals, and minerals and rocks. Students will understand how
Earth and its ecology work. (Teacher materials)
Living Earth: The Cycle of Life
This trunk assists students in understanding ecology, biomes,
food chains and food webs, and the predator-prey relationship.
A comprehensive teacher's manual has lesson plans for teaching
how to collect information and apply scientific principles, and
provides activities that accompany some of the teaching concepts.
4 - 7
of the Americas: Argentine Gauchos and North American
Southern Plains Cowboys
This trunk focuses on the history, lifeways,
and material culture of the Cowboys of North America and the
gauchos of Argentina in South America. (Spanish
and English Teacher Materials)
K & 5
White, and Blue ·
Grade 5 TEKS-based activities and crafts
teach students about the origins of the flag and our national
anthem. Kindergarten activities focus on the flag. (TEKS 113.7)
Complement your environmental education
curriculum with hands-on science investigations of energy. This
trunk explores the properties of energy and its cycles, fossil
fuels, and discusses reasons for an "energy crisis."
on the Southern
High Plains ···
Students explore early West Texas history
through investigations into the lifeways of the Comanche Indians
on the Southern High Plains. The reproductions and interdisciplinary
activities introduce traditional Comanche customs, housing, clothing,
games, and their bison-based economy. (Teacher
Pioneers of Texas: From the Old West to the New Frontier ··
Students explore the varied African-American
contributions to Texas history. The trunk includes material about
African-American legends and leaders, including cowboys such
as Bill Pickett, and astronaut and Texas Tech Regent Dr. Bernard
Harris. (Teacher materials)
On the Plains
Students use clothing, games, and artifacts
to investigate pioneer life in West Texas. Artifacts lead the
students through life on the Plains - from childhood to adulthood,
from work to play. Let your students interact with the material
culture of the Texas history they are studying in the classroom.
Through interdisciplinary activities,
students explore the history and folkways of American Hispanic
culture. Two trunks are available: one on lifeways, and another
about arts and crafts. The trunks may be reserved together or
Named "Buffalo Soldiers" by
Native Americans, these men served in the US Army in segregated
units from 1866-1952. These soldiers fought in the Spanish-American
War, WWI, and WWII. The trunk contains written materials, photographs,
a videotape, and a replica uniform. (Teacher materials)
Amazing Astronomy ·
What are the planets made of? Why does the Moon
have phases? How does the Sun shine? The answers to these, and
many more questions about the sky, are found in the Discovery
Traveling Trunk "Amazing Astronomy." (Teacher materials: Intro
Students experiment with Authentic African
musical instruments as they discover the cultural traditions
of these interesting people. Folk tales and activities are included.
This trunk can be used as a classroom resource to complement
a visit to the Museum's permanent exhibition, African Art:
South of the Sahara.
· Made possible through a grant from the Lubbock
Independent School District.
·· Made possible through a grant
from the Texas Council for the Humanities.
··· Made possible by the Junior League
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