These materials will help you develop lesson flexibility and depth of knowledge necessary to meet the needs of your students.
- 15 Year old builds his own Teardrop Trailer for a School Project
- History of Benroy Teardrop Trailers
- Little Guy’s Account of Teardrop Trailer History
- Camping Earth Article on the History of Teardrop Trailers
- TreeLine Teardrop’s Concise History of Teardrop Trailers
- RV Crazy – Mentioned several times in the “Historic Camping and Teardrop Trailer” film. Download the original broadcast here.
- Going to the Sun Road Virtual Tour
- Model T Assembly Line
- Vagabonds: Henry Ford & Friends go Camping Part 1
- Vagabonds: Henry Ford & Friends Go Camping Part 2
- Watch a Teardrop Trailer build process
- Teardrop Camper Makes the News
- Cardboard Mock-up – A lot of teardrop trailer builders first make their trailers out of cardboard. Follow the dimensions for the Generic Benroy (get plans here) and have students make a full-sized cardboard mock-up of the teardrop trailer. They will measure all of the angles, make all of the cuts, and put it all together. This is a great exercise in demonstrating construction, mathematics, cooperation, and a tactile experience with history. To make this an even better brush with history, build it on a utility trailer.
- Build a Teardrop – For a shop class, building a teardrop trailer isn’t out of the question. Again, you can use the Generic Benroy Plans (get plans here). A world of knowledge and experience is found at the Teardrops and Tiny Trailer Forum.
Related Lesson Plans
- Road Trip in a Model T
- Henry Ford Teacher’s Kit
- Going-to-the-Sun National Monument
- Explorations in American Environmental History
- Journeys West
- Mapping the National Parks