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Traveling Trunk Program

Sponsored by Service Credit Union, our physical Traveling Trunk has traveled across the country to schools and libraries FREE of charge for three years.

Service Credit Union continued its support, which enables us to offer this virtual program experience. Dive in and take your students to 18th century America and back!

Virtual Tours

We will take you and your students through our historic collection.

Online

You (and your students) can access this online program from anywhere

Student Progress

You can track student progress through our lessons.

COURES

Our Lesson Offerings

Rabble in Arms

Who were the people who fought in the American Revolution, on the American side? What was life like for them? How did they live during this time?

By looking at clothing and accessories in the trunk, students learn more about the people who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Declaring a Nation

How did we go about declaring ourselves independent from England? What reasons did the colonists have for finally breaking away?

Discover the process used to create America’s t founding documents: the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

WHY

Why Learn Revolutionary History?

Four C’s of 21st Century Learning

Designed with each of the Four C’s of 21st Century Learning in mind: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, students will be asked to consider these guiding questions:
  1. Who were the people who fought in the American Revolution on the American side?
  2. What was life like for them? How did they live during this time?
  3. How did we go about declaring ourselves independent from England?
  4. What reasons did the colonists have for finally breaking away?
  5. What’s the Revolution’s impact on today?

About US

Our Story

Founded in 1991 with the strength and guidance of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire, the Exeter Community and State of New Hampshire, the American Independence Museum celebrates what it took to create the freedoms that Americans continue to enjoy today.

Students

Graduates

Instructors

Schools

TESTIMONIALS

What Educator are Saying

This trunk is a game changer. My students opened the trunk and they were amazed at the joy they experienced upon opening it. Some kids cried. Others screamed. One fainted.

Jane D.

5th grade teacher, Downtown Seattle

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Arnold S.

3rd grader, Gerryatric Middle School

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?

Inside the trunk, which features more than 70 items, you’ll find a binder with lesson plans and ideas for classroom activities. Although the program’s lesson plans are specifically designed with grades 5 through 8 in mind, the program may be customized to suit younger students. You may also include your own lesson plans in the curriculum binder.

What are the key program elements?
  • Utilize lesson plans that dig deeper and learn more.
  • Books and documents relating to the Revolution.
  • The opportunity to touch and try on reproduction 18th century clothing and accessories.

Book The Program Today!

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