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How did people on the Tennessee frontier get their clothes? They made them from scratch! In this trunk, several hands-on activities will challenge students to compare contemporary American life, with its modern conveniences, to the hardships experienced by people who settled the frontier during America's western expansion.
Through hands-on learning your students will learn the long process it took for people to make their own clothes. From growing cotton and flax to shearing sheep for wool, your students will learn about natural dyes, spinning fiber into thread, and weaving thread into fabric. Also included will be frontier games and items to create a then and now museum exhibit using the hands-on materials.
Trunk Highlights Include:
Raw cotton, flax, and wool
Frontier-styled clothes for boys and girls
Download the Daily Life on the Tennessee Frontier Lesson Plan
For your planning: please note that this trunk measures 20(L)x15(W)x25(H), and weighs roughly 30 pounds.