Mountain Men

Grades: 2-6

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 Men:

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 Wyoming! 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; 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 20
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 11
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 9
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 14
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 10
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 9
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 12
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 11

 

Shipping Information:

Our education trunks are provided for free to all schools; for many schools, we will even ship the trunk to you for free! You can decide whether to pick up the trunk or have it shipped to your school.

Pick up and drop off at the museum is free to every school!

If your school is within Wyoming, but more than an hour from the museum, the museum will pay to ship the trunk to you. But you must cover the cost of shipping back to the museum.

If your school is outside of Wyoming, you must cover the cost of shipping both ways.

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 Men education trunk, fill out a program request or give us a call. 

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