The Trailblazers to Freedom Traveling Trunk Brings History to Life
and Into Your Classroom or Community Center!
WHAT IS IT?
The Trailblazers to Freedom Traveling Trunk is a mobile companion to our core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876.
Using touch screen video technology and replica artifacts, this trunk helps students of all ages imagine what life was like in Philadelphia more than a hundred years ago, while learning about the unrelenting ways in which individuals in Philadelphia's African American community fought for an end to slavery and for the realization of equal rights for all. Through a collection of materials that can be handled and worn by students, as well as engaging video presentations, students learn about the personal, political and professional lives of trailblazers to freedom Octavius V. Catto and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Students and youth across the Philadelphia region! If you are a teacher, principal, librarian, youth program leader or other individual who works with or connects facilitators of youth programming organizations, we will be happy to give you an orientation to the Traveling Trunk and work with you to schedule a 2-week visit to your classroom, library or community center, as a well as a visit for your class or group to our museum.
The Traveling Trunk includes a Teacher's Guide with 3 lessons set at the 8th grade level. Educators are encouraged to use their creativity to adapt these lessons or develop new lessons for your students.
WHERE CAN IT GO?
Anywhere in the Philadelphia area! We organize and cover the cost of transportation for the Traveling Trunk within the local area. Wondering if you qualify? Give us a call!
WHY SHOULD I GET IT?
Because this exhibit brings history to life and gets it out of the museum and into your students' hands!
Artifacts include letters, speeches, broadsides, clothing, jewelry, a quilt, paintings and more that can be used to teach about:
- Media Literacy
- Creative Writing for Social Justice
- African Americans in Sports in the 19th Century
- History and Historiography
- African Americans in the Military
- Slavery and the Agency of Enslaved Persons
HOW DO I GET IT?
Contact our Group Sales Coordinator at 215-574-0380 x.229 or email@example.com.
The Trailblazers to Freedom traveling trunk educational program was developed in collaboration with Comcast, AAMP and the School District of Philadelphia by Interpret Green. Interpret Green is a team of educators, artists, media developers and exhibition professionals that provide interactive multimedia for many of the region’s leading museums and LEED projects.