OKLAHOMA HISTORY TO LIFE
"A Day In The Life Of A Homesteader's Kid"
45 minute Oklahoma Living History Program that meets
many PASS objectives and is:
QUALITY INSTRUCTION TIME.
The interactive display that this “hands on” program is built
around consists of approximately 50 artifacts from the turn of
the century. Toys made from leftover stuff, antique
kitchenware, handmade clothing, folk medicines, barnyard tools,
unusual house wares and homemade frontier contraptions that was
supposed to ease the arduous frontier life are only some of the
items that we pull out of one of our ole trunks. Your students
and I will use them to weave a story together as I take them on
an imaginary trip of what a day in the life of a child their age
would have been like 125 years ago. By using their imagination,
the antique gadgets and my storytelling, we will visit a
frontier cabin or dirt soddy out on the prairie and experience a
day in the life of a homesteader’s kid.
I have been presenting library and school programs since 1991.
Also, my wife and I have designed and managed the interactive
children’s areas of the Los Angeles County Fair in California
each summer for the past 13 years. Each year over 140,000
inter-city elementary school children come through our areas on
scheduled school tours. They are able to interact with,
experience, and enjoy our nationally recognized and award
winning educational fair programs. I hope you will consider
this program for your students.