Education Kit Program

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum Education Kit Program

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum offers this Education Kit Program as a free resource for teachers and students across the county. Each Education Kit has a theme and can be tailored to fit your particular classroom needs. Each kit includes a series of activities, images, objects, and a sheet of further references to learn more. Most have related videos on our Youtube Channel as well!

Not a history teacher? No problem we are happy to work with teachers across grade levels and curriculums! Sweetwater County's history touches all walks of life and subjects of study from the science of prehistoric creatures to the importance of music in culture. Contact us and we will see if we can work with you to create the perfect kit for YOUR classroom!


Extras and Supplementals

These links are meant to supplement the Education Kit Program. If you have checked out a Kit to use in your classroom, you can find resources here to help you get the most out of it.

 Western Expansion Further Resources: This document from our newest kit (stay tuned as we finish it!) includes a lsit of all sorts of great resources to learn more about the Frontier of the 19th century!

Missing a Page?

If you're missing a page out of the Teachers Guide, you can download .pdf files of the lesson plans and activities from it here:

Teachers' Intro

Intro Map Lesson     Eurasia Map for Smartboards

Mystery Dish Lesson

Art & Literature Lesson

Chinese New Year Math Lesson

Goods & Services Businesses Lesson


Music from Around the World

These .mp3 files are digitized selections from vinyl records in the Sweetwater County Museum collection, so some of the music is a little scratchy. They represent music styles from around the world, most dating to the 1930s-1950s. What do the different music styles tell you about the cultures that made them? 

(Note: These recordings are meant to be used for educational purposed only and may be subject to copyright.)

Japanese Music

Slovenian Music

Chinese Music

Serbian-Croatian Music (Polka)


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