Resources for Teachers
The NRHC education team has developed the following resources to enhance your visit, add to your curriculum and use in your classroom:
Field Trip Resources
Make the most of your field trip experience with these resources.
- Enhance learning with our mobile app
- Ask students questions from our Inquiry-Based Learning Guide
- Print our Heritage Handbook (4th–8th grades)
- Print our Scavenger Hunt (K-3rd grades)
- Learn about museum manners
- Learn how to view art with children
Ranch Life Learning
The NRHC is proud to partner with John R. Erickson. Learn more about this project.
The NRHC periodically offers professional development workshops for educators. These workshops correspond with exhibits and/or events held at the NRHC. IF you would like to be added to our educator contact list, email Julie Hodges.
History Trunk Program
The National Ranching Heritage Center has two history trunks available for check out to area educators. There is no fee and the check out period is two weeks. Each trunk contains a guidebook with an introduction, supply list and lesson plans that can be used with artifacts, books and other items included in the trunks. Trunks must be picked up and returned to the National Ranching Heritage Center.
Pioneer Living Trunk:
This trunk encourages students to learn more about the hardships and traditions of the pioneers who helped settle West Texas. Artifacts in this trunk reflect the routines of daily life and also illustrate the resourcefulness of the pioneers.
Cowboys and Cattle Drives Trunk:
This trunk focuses on cowboy life and how the early cattle drives changed ranching practices. Students will learn about the difficulties of the trail and the different experiences of the cowboys who drove the cattle to market.