Mountain Men

Grades: 4-6

This trunks provides teachers with all the resources they need to teach their students about the Mountain Men who helped forge the west from the 1800s – the 1840s.  It includes clothing, pelts, canteen, tomahawk, bags, beads, and more. It also includes a curriculum to help bring these artifacts to life. 
 

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Mountain Man Education Trunk:

Our education trunks are provided for free to all schools, and shipping is available for schools within Wyoming. Details of shipping are below, but the Mountain Man Education Trunk is also available as a Virtual Trunk. Every artifact has been scanned into a 360 degree photo that students can examine up close. More information about our Virtual Trunks can be found at: Virtual Trunks Page

The mountain man era was an influential, but short-lived period of Wyoming's history. Our Mountain Man Education Trunk will help your students experience what it was like to be a mountain man during the early 1800s in Rocky Mountains! The Wyoming State Museum has created an engaging, educational, and interactive curriculum that any teacher can download for free and use within their school. Some of the activities within our curriculum require the education trunk to be in your classroom (or by using our new Virtual Education Trunk); others can be used before and after your time with the trunk.   

Begin your journey into our activities by downloading the teacher book, below. It will walk you through a quick overview of each activity within the curriculum. The teacher book also contains every student worksheet and activity as well. If you are only looking for a certain activity, feel free to download it separately. If you have any questions about the activities contained within the book, give our Curator of Education a call; his number is inside the teacher book. 

# Title Description Size Hits
Complete Teacher Book This is the complete teacher book for the in-classroom mountain man curriculum. This document has the education trunk inventory with descriptions, the teacher guide to the curriculum, every student worksheet and reading page, and supplemental information. 9.24 MB 261
Section 1 - Activities 1 and 2 - The Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition - Color This will allow you to download this individual section of the mountain man curriculum. This is included within the teacher book. 3.33 MB 152
Section 2 - Activity 1 - Exploring History through Artifacts - Color This will allow you to download this individual section of the mountain man curriculum. This is included within the teacher book. 107.21 KB 98
Section 3 - Activity 1 & 2 - The American Beaver and How Mountain Men Trapped Beavers - Color This will allow you to download this individual section of the mountain man curriculum. This is included within the teacher book. 929.55 KB 126
Section 4 - Activity 1 and 2 - Making Your Mountain Man and Dressing Your Mountain Man - Color This will allow you to download this individual section of the mountain man curriculum. This is included within the teacher book. 1.03 MB 193
Section 5 - Activity 1 and 2 - A Year in the Life of a Mountain Man (Teacher Cards) - Color These are the digital version of the game cards that you can find in the Mountain Man Education Trunk. 7.07 MB 122
Section 6 - Activity 1 - Rendezvous Trading Activity - Color This will allow you to download this individual section of the mountain man curriculum. This is included within the teacher book. 5.36 MB 423
Section 7 - Activity 1 - Tall Tales Activity - Color This will allow you to download this individual section of the mountain man curriculum. This is included within the teacher book. 131.60 KB 96

 

Details on Trunk Shipping vs. Trunk Pick Up at the Museum.

  • Pick up and drop off at the museum is free to every school! If you drive here, you can borrow the trunk! 
     
  • If your school is within Wyoming, but more than an hour and a half from the museum, the museum can pay to ship the trunk to you. But you must cover the cost of shipping back to the museum. The museum has a yearly budget allocated to shipping trunks; once that budget is depleted, shipping costs have to be covered by the school. 
     
  • The Museum does not ship trunks to schools within an hour and a half of the museum. However, pick up at the museum is always available. 
     
  • If your school is outside of Wyoming, you must cover the cost of shipping both ways. Additionally, we are limited to locations that North Park Transportation can deliver to. This usually includes Northern Colorado, Denver, and some other regional states. Check with the museum to learn more. 
     
  • The museum does not ship trunks to schools within an hour of the museum, but pick up is always available.

If you want to know more about our Mountain Man Education Trunk, fill out a program request or give us a call. 

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