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Traveling Resource Trunks

I love being able to put something from history into the hands of my students. It's amazing. That one arrowhead can hook their attention and help them engage in the lesson better than any other teaching technique I use. - Jill, 7th grade teacher

Bring Kansas history to you! This exciting series of traveling resource trunks is created for teachers, youth group leaders, museums, libraries, and other Kansans looking for a unique and educational way to share the rich heritage of Kansas with others. Each trunk focuses on a specific topic in Kansas and United States history and contains many high-quality reproductions of historical artifacts, and primary source documents and photographs for your students to have a personal experience with the past. This is a great way for students to learn historical thinking skills, practice asking questions about the past, study history from multiple-perspectives, and share their knowledge through creative activities. A teacher's manual is included. The trunks have suggested grade levels but can be borrowed for any age group.

Trunks can be reserved for up to a four-week period. Reservations begin and end on a Wednesday.  They will be shipped out on Wednesday, or borrowers can make arrangements to pick them up at their convenience at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.

A handling fee of $30 is charged for each trunk. Borrowers will be invoiced a month before the reservation begins.  Handling fees are refundable for cancellations with a minimum of two weeks notice.  For more information about the traveling resource trunks read the Guidelines for Traveling Resource Trunks.

Trunks are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and some trunk calendars fill up quickly.  We recommend making your reservation early when at all possible.  Reservations are being taken for the current and the next school years. Your order will not be final until you receive an e-mail or written confirmation.