For Educators

CES Field Trip 4 April 2016 (3)
CES Field Trip 4 April 2016 (2)

A grant is available from the Friends of the Morton Museum to reimburse local schools for the cost of bus transportation to and from Morton Museum field trips (up to $500.00 dollars). For additional information or questions, please contact 901-457-2650 or  

3rd Grade My Community Field Trip

This interactive field trip program for students in third grade meets Tennessee State Standards. Students will learn about key features of our community and examine their connection to the past. Interpretive guides and Museum staff lead discussions and hands-on activities at five unique learning stations around historic Town Square, including: Train Depot, Fire Station #1, Log Cabin, and the Morton Museum.

5th Grade Civil War Field Trip

This interactive field trip program for students in fifth grade meets Tennessee State Standards. Students visit five hands-on learning stations around Collierville Town Square to learn about local Civil War history. Hear from interpretive guides and Museum staff about the importance of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, life as a soldier, life on the home front, the African American experience, and Civil War medical practices.


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 connect students to local Civil War history. Filled with real and reproduction artifacts, books, digital resources, and more, the trunk allows teachers to tap into new and creative ways students can experience social studies in the classroom.

All materials and lesson plans in the trunk have been developed to meet Tennessee State Standards. FREE to all educators - please email for scheduling.


Educator Resources for Teaching Equity and Diversity 

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race

Teaching Tolerance 

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help

Americans: A Dialogue Toolkit for Educators

Standing Together Against Xenophobia