treasure.jpgTreasures Found at Encyclo-Media

Did you miss Encyclo-Media? Maybe you didn't have a chance to see all of the great vendors and exhibits. If so, here are some of the "best" resources, freebies, online links, and materials that I found during Encyclo-Media that you can access and share with other librarians, teachers, students, and parents. If you'd like to share the "Treasures" that you found, feel free to add them to the wiki (or email me with your resources and I'll add them for you!)--

Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum is offering FREE FIELD TRIPS for 4,500 students during the 2009-2010 school year, thanks to the generosity of the Dell Foundation and the OHA Teen Board. The free field trip program includes free admission to the Museum and the teacher's choice of a free lunch for each student or a gas card to help with transportation, in the amount of $3 per student. Field trips spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. As the website suggests...drop the textbooks for a day and visit the Oklahoma Heritage Museum!

Newspapers in Education: The Oklahoman

The Daily Oklahoman delivers daily digital newspapers and subject-based educational programs to public and private schools statewide, promoting literacy and learning to more than 15,000 students a year. This link provides you with the information to sign-up for the program for your own students and teachers. There are lots of lesson plans, resources, and ideas for using the newspaper in the classroom.'s all free!!

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Education is an inherent component of the Oklahoma City National Memorial’s mission. Through educational materials, school and group tours, and a variety of programs, the Memorial strives to promote a positive, thought provoking and life changing experience for visitors.
Educational programs fulfill an important aspect of the Memorial’s Mission: May all who leave here know the impact of violence.

Be aware that there is a traveling trunk called The Hope Trunk. Students are introduced to the story of the Oklahoma City bombing and learn more about the event through artifacts and materials included in a Hope Trunk sent to their school. Created by the Memorial to help teach students about the impact of violence, the senselessness of using violence to effect change and the importance of personal responsibility, the Hope Trunk is filled with artifacts from the Memorial Archives as well as exercises and lessons to supplement the core curriculum. Schools can keep the trunk for two weeks. (This is a nation-wide traveling trunk.)

Oklahoma History Center

The goal of the Oklahoma History Center is to collect, preserve, and share Oklahoma history. This organization has developed unique educational programs to facilitate sharing our state’s past with museum visitors and school groups across the state. Some of the resources include:

Don't miss out on a great way to make history come alive for Oklahoma students!

Oklahoma Teachable Moments

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation department has a wealth of information about the great state of Oklahoma---and it's a great way to introduce just about EVERY subject in the classroom. You can order free brochures to help you in learning more about a specific topic (such as museums, gardens, and famous roadways --such as Route 66) or you can check out the Oklahoma AgriTourism brochure that describes a great way to incorporate field trips to some of Oklahoma's best farms, ranches, agricultural exhibits, and museums. There's even an Oklahoma Coloring book fast facts, activity pages, information about the state's song, symbols, and even a map available for downloading!
Here's more fun:

Science Museum of Oklahoma

If your students love science, this is a must-have link to share with your teachers and parents...but don't miss the Mobile Science Museum and don't miss the activities and lessons on this webpage link! Let's go now!!

Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

These lessons are based on the Women of the Oklahoma Legislature Oral History Project. They are provided courtesy of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP) at the Oklahoma State University Library with generous support from the Women's Archives at OSU and the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. The curriculum was created by Dr. Linda Henshall Wilson of Northeastern State University and Latasha Wilson of the OOHRP.