Journey Through the 1940s East 6th Street USO Traveling Trunk

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Journey Through the 1940s: East 6th Street USO Traveling Trunk is a program created to incorporate the Mississippi College and Career Readiness standards with the historic East 6th Street USO which first opened its door in 1942. It's now known as the African American Military History Museum.

As a part of the African American Military History Museum's mission, we seek to provide individuals of all ages the opportunity to increase their awareness and knowledge of African American experiences and contributions in the United States Armed Forces.

The 'Journey Through the 1940s: East 6th Street Traveling Trunk' includes step-by-step lesson plans, historical artifacts, portraits, books, Music CDs, and other various materials for educators to use during their history instruction.

The contents of the traveling trunk were put together to allow the impression of the African American Military History Museum come alive for students.

The traveling trunk will also teach students about World War II and the East 6th Street USO's role as a center for African American Soldiers during this era. A traveling trunk like this creates a new and exciting way for students to experience history lessons in the classroom.

Teachers will be able to apply the material to our states educational standards which will aid in higher achievement.

Students will experience museum-based learning either as a form of enrichment to supplement a visit to the Museum or as a compilation of lessons to supplement studies in the classroom.

The African American Military History Museum encourages teachers and students to visit the museum once lessons are complete.

The 'Journey Through the 1940s: East 6th Street USO Traveling Trunk' is free of charge. Educators who teach grades 3-8 are welcomed to reserve and check out the traveling trunk. This trunk can be used to aid Social Studies/History, Reading/Language Arts, Music and Art classes.

To request 'Journey through the 1940s: East 6th Street USO Traveling Trunk' or for more information, contact the Education Coordinator, Shuntasia Coleman at scoleman@hattiesburg.org or (601)450-1942.
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