Traveling Trunk Program


MHHE Traveling Trunk Program

Reserve your Traveling Trunk

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, or download the Reservation Form and email Education + Outreach Manager Richard Harker.


The Front Lines: A Soldiers Life in World War II

Recommended for 5th Grade and 8th Grade

Handle original artifacts from the front lines including a soldier's helmet, mess kit, gas mask, and personal items such as latrine paper. Learn about the difficult lives of soldiers stationed overseas during World War II and how soldiers adapted to life in the military. Analyze and discuss the importance of V-mail during the war and the experience of soldiers on D-Day and beyond.


Children in the Holocaust

Recommended for 5th Grade

Learn about the prohibitive laws and cultural changes in Germany that led to the Holocaust and loss of over 1.5 million children. Listen to and read survivor testimonies, explore the artwork of children who perished in Terezin, read period newspaper stories, and discuss and analyze the personal stories of young people and their families during the Holocaust.


World War II on the Home Front

Recommended for 5th-12th Grades

Learn about life on the American home front by playing a ration game, handling original ration cards, reading and writing V-mail, flipping through old copies of Woman's Day and various newspapers, and watching original war-related films from the 1940s. This trunk includes a 1940s women's dress pattern, filmstrip of V-mail, cookbooks and pamphlets on ration cooking, and a 1942 high school year book.


Propaganda and Political Cartoons

Recommended for 5th Grade and 8th Grade

Analyze the rhetoric and art of political cartoons and propaganda posters from the U.S. and abroad during World War II. Compare and contrast propaganda from various countries with a focus on the U.S. and Germany. Utilize the laminated posters and political cartoons as well as DVD copies of popular propaganda films from the era to discuss the importance of propaganda during the War.


Eleanor Roosevelt: American Hero

Recommended for 3rd Grade | Download our Teacher's Guide!

Created by educators from the Cobb County School District and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, this traveling trunk provides a rich curriculum for teaching about the life of one of the twentieth century's most important figures. Each lesson is designed to use a rich collection of books, CDs, DVDs, photographs, and other artifacts to bring the 3rd grade Social Studies unit on Eleanor Roosevelt to life.


Franklin D. Roosevelt: American Hero

Recommended for 3rd Grade | Download our Teacher's Guide!

Created by educators from the Cobb County School District and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, this traveling trunk provides a rich curriculum for teaching about the life of one of the twentieth century's most important figures. Each lesson is designed to use a rich collection of books, CDs, DVDs, photographs, and other artifacts to bring the 3rd grade Social Studies unit on President Franklin D. Roosevelt to life.

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