ERIC Number: ED201549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Oklahoma Heritage Handbook: Youth Activities 1979-80.
Joseph, Bruce E.
This publication contains resources and suggestions to help K-12 teachers and students establish a Heritage Club and become involved with activities of the Oklahoma Historical Society (O.H.S.). The resources can easily be used or adapted for use by educators in other states. The publication begins by describing the divisions of the O.H.S. which is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Oklahoma history for the public. Steps for organizing a student chapter of the O.H.S. are then outlined. Suggested club and community activities are included. For example, students make a slide collection of club activities, provide a program on local history over the local radio or TV station, or take field trips to historic sites in their community. A sample constitution and suggestions for chapter names are provided. The publication describes many different kinds of activities in which the student chapter can become involved. For example, by becoming involved in oral history projects and taping interviews students can make a contribution to the history of Oklahoma. A pre-interview questionnaire and suggestions for conducting an interview are included. Another suggested activity is a preservation project. One way to preserve our past is through a survey of our historical resources. Students do an historical analysis of the forces that have shaped their community and select sites that should be preserved. A Building-Structure Inventory Form and questions for consideration by researchers are provided. Other activities discussed include mini museums, model building, and genealogy. The publication concludes with a listing of O.H.S. resources. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City.