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THE TREASURE CHEST:

A LOOK AT THE MONTANA STATE SYMBOLS

User Guide Provided by The Montana Historical Society

Education Office (406) 444-4789

Funded by a Grant from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation ?2003 The Montana Historical Society

The Treasure Chest: A Look at the Montana State Symbols

Table of Contents

Introduction Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Footlocker Use--Some Advice for Instructors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Evaluation Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MHS Educational Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Primary Sources and How to Use Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Standards and Skills for The Treasure Chest: A Look at the Montana State Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Background Information State Symbols Adoption Time Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Vocabulary List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Lessons Lesson 1: State Seal and Flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lesson 2: State Song "Montana" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lesson 3: Bitterroot and Ponderosa Pine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Lesson 4: Western Meadowlark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Lesson 5: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Lesson 6: Grizzly Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Lesson 7: Duck-billed Dinosaur Fossil "Maiasaura" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lesson 8: Make Your Own Mourning Cloak Butterfly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Lesson 9: Concluding Activity--Montana Symbols Twister! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Resources and Reference Materials Worksheets and Independent Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

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The Treasure Chest: A Look at the Montana State Symbols

Inventory

Borrower: ___________________________________________ Booking Period: ____________________

The borrower is responsible for the safe use of the footlocker and all its contents during the designated booking period. Replacement and/or repair for any lost item and/or damage (other than normal wear and tear) to the footlocker and its contents while in the borrower's care will be charged to the borrower's school. Please have an adult complete the footlocker inventory checklist below, both when you receive the footlocker and when you repack it for shipping, to ensure that all of the contents are intact. After you inventory the footlocker for shipping to the next location, please mail or fax this completed form to the Education Office.

ITEM

BEFORE AFTER

USE

USE

Montana state flag

Cross-section of ponderosa pine and cone

Model of cutthroat trout

Meadowlark nest

Model of Maiasaura and nest

1 Montana Twister mat

1 Montana Twister spinner

Large format photo of Meadowlark

Audiotape of meadowlark song

Audiotape of "Montana"

Fish Trivia and CD

NG Dinosaur 5 DVD Set

CONDITION OF ITEM

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MHS USE

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The Treasure Chest: A Look at the Montana State Symbols Inventory (continued)

ITEM

Laminated bitterrot plant Bitterroot: The Montana State Flower book

BEFORE AFTER

USE

USE

Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up book

Montana: Facts and Symbols book

Moon in Bear's Eyes book

Symbols of Montana book

Wild Bears!: Grizzly Bear book

Grizzly Bear Track Cast

User Guide/2 Padlocks

CONDITION OF ITEM

MHS USE

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Inventory Completed By

Date

Education Office, Montana Historical Society, PO Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620-1201 406-444-4789, Fax: 406-444-9553, MHSeducation@state.mt.us

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The Treasure Chest: A Look at the Montana State Symbols

Footlocker Contents

Left: Dinosaur slide show and script; Maiasaura model and book

Right: Fish pictures; trivia; and

Cutthroat Trout model

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Left: Grizzly Bear books; Meadowlark nest and photo

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The Treasure Chest: A Look at the Montana State Symbols Footlocker Contents (continued)

Left: Pressed Bitterroot and book; mounted Ponderosa Pine cross section and cone

Right: Tapes and CD; flag; books

Left: Montana Symbols Twister spinner and mat

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