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Lower Elementary My Community Field Trip
Students learn about different parts of what makes a community such as Fire, Police, transportations as well as history about Collierville's community in the past. View the sample schedule for station options. Students walk to each station around Collierville's Town Square.
5th & 8th Grade Civil War Field Trip
Students will visit 5 different learning stations around Collierville's Town Square to learn about Collierville's Civil War history. History comes to life as students hear information from living historians and engage in hands-on activities. View the sample schedule for station options. Students walk to each station around Town Square.
Expert community volunteers make our field trips possible so please allow adequate time to organize your visit.Depending on volunteer availability certain stations may not be available for all trips. Click here for sample field trip itineraries.
A grant is available from the Friends of the Museum to cover transportation costs for Morton Museum field trips. Click here for details.
Civil War Traveling Trunk
Bring the Museum to your classroom! This educational outreach program developed by the Morton Museum provides teachers with hands-on materials that will connect students to local Civil War history. Filled with real and reproduction artifacts, books, DVDs, and more, the trunk allows teachers to tap new and creative ways to experience social studies in their classroom. Click here to view an overview of topics included in the trunk.
All trunks have been developed so that all materials will be used in easy to follow step-by-step lesson plans that address many state and national curriculum standards. Each trunk provides teachers with creative lesson plans, primary source artifacts, reproductions, and much more. FREE to all educators - Please contact the Museum for scheduling.
The Morton Museum of Collierville has primary source materials that can be used in the classroom to teach local history and meet curriculum standards.
Investigative Question: What was it like to live in Collierville during the Civil War? Review primary sources to learn about the life of the following citizens:
- Asa Stratton, civilian doctor from Collierville
- Confederate soldier, who fought in the Battle of Collierville
- “Sister E.” of a Confederate Solider
- Enslaved persons owned by Davis Biggs, landowner in Collierville
- Union Soldier stationed in Collierville
- Harry Biggs, US Colored Troop Unit soldier
Click here to download the complete lesson plan.
Veteran Oral History Collection
The Museum is conducting oral history interviews with area veterans for inclusion in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Click here to watch the interviews are available on the Museum’s YouTube channel. If you have a class or student(s) interested in interviewing a veteran, please contact the Museum or click here to download a brochure about the program.
The Museum's permanent collection can be viewed on the online catalog here.