Teacher Resources

The Heritage Education Trunk Kits are a collection of authentic and reproduction artifacts, documents, maps, photographs, and carefully developed lesson plans and activities.  These kits have been digitized through a grant from 4Culture/ King County Lodging Tax Fund.

Individual grade lesson plans are available, with EALR designations, lesson supply list, and time requirements.
These items relate to the landing of the pioneers on Alki Point and their interaction with the local Native Americans. A reader’s theater script and an elementary play, which chronicle the changing lifestyles for both the Indians and the settlers, is one of the features of this educational resource. Hands-on activities and lively historical anecdotes bring history to life for students. Kits rent for $30 for a two week period, $20 for one week. Call (206) 938-5293 to schedule or e-mail the Log House Museum at museum@loghousemuseum.org.

Carol Vincent and traveling trunk materials
Carol Vincent and traveling trunk materials

Activity Guide

Lesson Plans

Grades K-1

Grades 2-3

Grades 4-5

Heritage Education Resource Libraries

The Resource Libraries were developed to provide a comprehensive collection of historical research and resource materials for students and educators. Used in combination with the Heritage Education Trunks, the lending libraries are a valuable tool to encourage and promote student research, oral reports, term papers, story development, poetry, song­writing, drawings, and a multitude of other related classroom projects. Besides books, also available are audio and video tapes; computer software; magazine and newspaper articles; and interviews and remembrances, are included in this collection. They provide stimulating and interesting approaches to gathering historical information. The Lending Resource Libraries rent for $1/book for a two week period. Call (206) 938-5293 to schedule an appointment or e-mail the Log House Museum museum@loghousemuseum.org.

2011 Updated Education Library List (PDF)

Heritage Resource media available (Excel File)

For more information about these  programs, contact: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society
3003 61st Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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