To Schedule an Outreach Program, Call Museum Scheduling at 770-387-3849.

Life on a Cattle Trail

Invite a member of the Museum’s education staff into your classroom to present a unique lesson about life on a cattle trail. Designed to augment classroom lessons about the American West, this program introduces students to the role of the American cowboy, and the names and locations of the early cattle trails, while featuring artwork from the Museum’s collection. As the discovery box is unpacked, students will handle reproductions of objects that traveled on chuck wagons while making important discoveries about the life of the American cowboy.

Grades: Appropriate for grades 2-5

Cost: 
$50 within Bartow County
$60 outside of Bartow County
Additional travel fee may apply.

Group size: 30 or less

Program length: 1 hour

GPS: SS5H3a. – Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19 th century: include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.
Native Americans of the West
Introduce your students to Native American life in the Western United States. This program, led by Museum education staff, gives students an in-depth look at the traditions, culture, arts and crafts, food, housing, clothing, weapons, tools, and musical instruments of Native Americans while featuring work from the Museum’s collection. As the discovery box is unpacked, students see and touch a variety of objects that help them make connections between their own lives and Native American culture.

Grades: Appropriate for grades 2-5

Cost:     $50 within Bartow County
$60 outside of Bartow County
Additional travel fee may apply.

Group size: 30 or less

Program length: 1 hour

Georgia Performance Standards:
Grade 2:  ELA2R4; ELA2LSV1; SS2E1
Grade 3:  ELA3R3; ELA3LSV1; SS3E1; SS3E3
Grade 4:  ELA4R1; ELA4LSV1; ELA4LSV2; SS4H1;
SS4H2; SS4H6; SS4G1; SS4G2; SS4E1
Grade 5:  ELA5R1; ELA5LSV1; ELA5LSV2; SS5H3

COWBOYS AND CATTLE DRIVES

Jim Dunham as Cowboy

From the end of the American Civil War to the turn of the century about 5 million longhorn cows were rounded up and driven from ranches in Texas to the railheads in Kansas. You and your students can relive this exciting time thorugh a first person presentation by Booth Museum Historian Jim Dunham.
Dressed in authentic clothing, Dunham will take your students back in time when cowboys were king. In his presentation, he will discuss and demonstrate the unique clothing and gear worn by these men on horseback along the cattle trails. Using fancy rope tricks, Dunham will involve some of your students in this program.

Grades: Appropriate for grades 3-12

Cost: 
$75 within Bartow County
$100 outside of Bartow County
Additional travel fee may apply.

Group size: 50 or less

Program length: 45 minutes

 

 

PLAINS INDIAN CULTURE

Jim Dunham as Indian

The Native Americans who lived on the Western Plains and followed the migration of the buffalo herds were some of the most interesting and colorful people ever to exist. Dressed in period clothing of a Sioux warrior, Jim Dunham, through a first person presentation will bring the history and culture of the first Americans to life.
Through songs, stories, sign language, and dance, Dunham will lead your students as they discover how this great horse culture flourished on the Western Plains. Your students will explore how these American nomads lived, adapted to their environments, and the important role the buffalo played in their daily lives.

Grades: Appropriate for grades 3-12

Cost: 
$75 within Bartow County
$100 outside of Bartow County
Additional travel fee may apply.

Group size: 50 or less

Program length: 45 minutes