Attention Teachers! Bring the Oklahoma Railway Museum into your classroom. Our Traveling Trunk is filled with railroad-related items for use by your students. The Trunk includes real artifacts like: a railroad lantern, signaling flags, a telegraph key, historic telegrams and diner menus, conductor’s and engineer’s caps, a brakeman’s club, and pieces of coal.
Include books, puzzles, coloring sheets, safety signs, model train cars, and a plastic railroad set. Teacher resources include vocabulary lists, maps, information on railroad history, and a number of lesson plans. Teachers can use the materials in any suitable manner or in conjunction with the lesson plans.
The Trunk is available to teachers for a two-week check out with a $25.00 refundable deposit. Activities included are designed for grade levels Pre-K through 6th.
A number of lesson plans, suitable for primary school children, are currently being developed. The first lesson answers the question, “What is a Railroad?” Subsequent lessons will focus on American and Oklahoma history, geography and transportation, mathematics, sociology, communications, art, safety, and visiting the Museum–all related to railroads. Each lesson includes educational goals and a set of activities for children. Of course, teachers are free to modify the lessons to suit the ages and abilities of their students.