Traveling Trunk Program


MHHE Traveling Trunk Program

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All of our traveling trunks are free to borrow within the state of Georgia; contact us to inquire about shipping costs. To reserve a traveling trunk, please click the above reservation link.


The Front Lines: A Soldiers Life in World War II

Recommended for 8th Grade

Explore life on the front lines during World War II with this trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education. Students will analyze primary sources, including military provisions (helmet, jacket, mess kit, and others) used in the war, and supplement their learning with secondary sources. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Pair this trunk with the Introduction to World War II In-School Presentation.


Children in the Holocaust

Recommended for 5th-12th Grades

By analyzing the primary sources provided in this trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education, students will gain a better understanding of the Holocaust, as well as put names and faces to the event. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities. These activities, designed for one or two class periods, engage students in discussion and analysis of various primary sources, including photography, oral history interviews, and newspaper articles.

Combine this trunk with the Introduction to the Holocaust or Elie Wiesel's Night In-School Presentations and the Never Forget: An Introduction to the Holocaust, Remembering Ravensbrück: Women and the Holocaust, Parallel Journeys: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of Teens, or In Her Father’s Eyes: A Slovak Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust Traveling Exhibitions.


World War II on the Home Front

Recommended for 5th and 9th-12th Grades

How were lives changed at home in America during World War II? How did rationing affect what people purchased? How did Americans on the Home Front communicate with loved ones fighting overseas? What new roles did women take during the war? This trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education has the answers to these questions and more, by providing a range of artifacts and secondary material related to life on the Home Front in World War II. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Combine this trunk with the America at War or Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II In-School Presentations and the Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II Traveling Exhibition.


Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II

Recommended for 5th-12th Grades

What roles did women play to ensure victory in World War II? How did these roles differ from before the war? What kinds of articles did women read about during World War II? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Combine this trunk with the Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II In-School Presentation and the Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II Traveling Exhibition.


The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II

Recommended for 5th and 9th-12th Grades

Through the use of historic photography analysis and research, students will explore the history and bravery of the first group of African American pilots in the United States Military, the Tuskegee Airmen. This trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Combine this trunk with The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II In-School Presentation and The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II Traveling Exhibition.


Georgia in World War II

Recommended for 8th Grade

How did the State of Georgia influence the outcome of World War II? How did World War II impact the State of Georgia economically and politically? What role did the Bell Aircraft plant in Marietta play in the development of Georgia? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Pair this trunk with the Georgia at War In-School Presentation and the Georgia Journeys Traveling Exhibition.


Propaganda and Political Cartoons

Recommended for 5th-12th Grades

Discover the power of propaganda and political cartoons during World War II and the role they played to persuade people during the rise of Nazism and America’s entry into the war. This trunk, from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education, provides examples of propaganda and political cartoons for primary source analysis. The trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.


Franklin D. Roosevelt: American Hero

Recommended for 5th Grade

Discover the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt with this trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education designed to meet the new fifth grade standards. Who was Franklin? What were his accomplishments during his years in the White House? Students will analyze primary and secondary sources in the trunk to discover the answers to these questions and more. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Pair this trunk with the Eleanor Roosevelt trunk to round out your lesson on this First Couple.


Eleanor Roosevelt: American Hero

Recommended for 5th Grade

Explore the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with a trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education designed to meet the new fifth grade standards. Who was Eleanor? What were her accomplishments as First Lady and as a private citizen after she left the White House? Students will analyze primary and secondary sources in the trunk to discover the answers to these questions and more. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.

Pair this trunk with the Franklin D. Roosevelt trunk to round out your lesson on this First Couple.


Children on the Home Front

Recommended for 5th-12th Grades

Examine the lives of children from the United States, Great Britain and Germany in this new trunk from Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education. What were children listening to on the radio? What games and toys did children play with during World War II? What did Japanese American children experience in the internment camps? And, how were children’s experiences similar and different around the world? Find out the answers to these questions and more by requesting this trunk today. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities.


World War II: A Modern War

Recommended for 5th and 9-12th Grades | Social Studies + STEM

Explore the technological and scientific innovations made during World War II with the Museum of History and Holocaust Education’s newest traveling STEM trunk from Kennesaw State University. Students will discover the importance of rationing, radio waves, penicillin and various engineering feats, such as the Jeep and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. This trunk includes a teacher’s guide, a variety of primary sources and correlating classroom activities. Each lesson will be paired with an activity for students to complete meeting both social studies and science standards.

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