Traveling Trunks!

Rent a Traveling Trunk

One of the best parts of a field trip to London Town is the opportunity to see, touch, and experience life in the Colonial Chesapeake. If you can’t come to us, let us come to you! We have a series of Traveling Trunks with objects and lesson plans to bring the hands-on learning of London Town into your classroom.

 

These trunks have a week on, week off travelling schedule with a stringent disinfecting procedure during their time at London Town to ensure they’re as safe as possible before coming to your class.
 

Add a Facilitator (Synchronous Guided Experience)

If you’d like to take your experience to the next level, one of our trained Museum Educators can Zoom into your classroom and lead the students in conversation and activities around the objects in your trunk.

 

If your school allows, an Educator could come into your classroom (following all required health and safety measures) to have a more in-depth, in-person experience.

Additional Resources for Teachers and Parents

Rent a Trunk

To rent a trunk, please email education@historiclondontown.org with the following information:

  • Contact Name

  • Contact Email

  • School Name

  • School Address

  • Trunk Requested

  • Date(s) Requested

  • Grade of students

  • Whether you have an interest in adding in a synchronous guided experience

 

Trunk Options

Colonial Childhood

Best for Grades 1-5

Explore what life was like for kids in the Colonial era from fun and games to chores and getting ready for adulthood.

Contains:

  • Lesson Plans for Grades 1-5

  • Toys including: Mancala, marbles, graces, etc

  • Clothes: Two full sets of clothes

  • Education: Hornbook

  • Work materials including: wool card, sampler, wood planer, augur

Please note: This list is approximate. Similar objects might be substituted as needed.

 

Standards:

Grade 1: 2.0.B.1, 4.0.A.3, 5.0.A.2

Grade 2: 4.0.A.3, 5.0.A.2

Grade 3: 2.0.B.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1

Grade 4: 4.0.A.1

Grade 5: 5.0.A.1"

Work

Best for Grades K-5

With this trunk, students will be able to explore and learn about different types of work that existed in the colonial period. 

Contains:

  • Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

  • Fabric work including: wool card, drop spindle, stitching activity, sampler, one full set of clothes

  • Carpentry work including: augur, mortis and tenon joint, wood planer, mallet

Please note: This list is approximate. Similar objects might be substituted as needed.

 

Standards:

Grade K: 2.0.A.1, 5.0.A.2

Grade 1: 2.0.A.1, 2.0.B.1, 2.0.C.1, 5.0.A.2

Grade 2: 2.0.C.1, 5.0.A.2

Grade 3: 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.2, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1

Grade 4: 2.0.A.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1.c, 6.0.C.4

Grade 5: 2.0.A.1, 5.0.A.1, 5.0.A.2, 5.0.A.3, 5.0.A.4

Trade

Best for Grades 1-5

In the port town of London, goods arrived from all around the world. Explore these objects and the complicated stories behind them.


Contains:

  • Lesson Plans for Grades 1-5

  • Mancala

  • Spices

  • Runaway Ads

  • Tobacco

  • Pipe

  • Colonial style Money

  • Porcelain Cup

  • Tea

  • Fabric

Please note: This list is approximate. Similar objects might be substituted as needed.

 

Standards:

Grade 1: 2.0.A.1, 2.0.B.1, 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.2, 4.0.A.3, 4.0.B.1, 4.0.B.2

Grade 2: 2.0.B.1, 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.2, 4.0.A.3, 4.0.B.2, 5.0.A.2

Grade 3: 2.0.B.1, 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.2, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1

Grade 4: 2.0.A.1, 2.0.B.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1.c, 6.0.C.4

Grade 5: 2.0.A.1, 5.0.A.1, 5.0.A.2, 5.0.A.3, 5.0.A.4, 5.0.B.2

Archaeology

Best for Grades 1-5

The archaeology trunk investigates the discipline and practice of archaeology, and how archaeologists learn from the past to inform and compare with the present. Contents inside the box are real archaeological finds common to the Colonial Chesapeake as well as modern replicas. 

Contains:

  • Lesson Plans for Grades 1-5

  • Objects made of: ceramic, glass, metal, and bone.

  • Archaeological tools: trowel, measuring tape, grid map

Please note: This list is approximate. Similar objects might be substituted as needed.

 

Standards:

Grade 1: 2.0.A.1, 2.0.B.1, 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 5.0.A.2

Grade 2: 2.0.B.1, 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 5.0.A.2

Grade 3: 2.0.C.1, 3.0.C.1, 4.0.A.1, 4.0.A.2, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1

Grade 4: 2.0.A.1, 2.0.B.1, 4.1.A.1, 4.0.A.3, 6.0.A.1.c, 6.0.C.4

Grade 5: 2.0.A.1, 5.0.A.2, 5.0.A.3, 5.0.A.3, 5.0.A.4

Colonial Childhood Trunk