Staff members have developed four teaching trunks, available for checkout to schools. These trunks explore the history of Park County as interpreted through the traditional lifeways of native people. Each trunk is packed with hands-on activities designed for students from early elementary grades through high school. Each trunk includes a resource notebook and a CD that has links to online lesson plans, aiding with curriculum development. Books, photographs, and objects support each theme, making the trunks an interesting and fun resource. Lesson plans are from the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Indian Education For All, as well as institutions like The Smithsonian, The National Park Service, and The Montana Historical Society. Designed for classroom use for one or more weeks, the trunks are free to Park County educators, including homeschool teachers. Museum staff and volunteers are also available to aid teachers by giving a teaching trunk lesson in the classroom.







To check out a teaching trunk, please use the form below to email the museum or call 406.222.4184 with any questions.


Teaching Trunk Checkout

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