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Leaders Day - Clara Luper

Today is Leaders Day! Today’s theme was inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Clara Luper! Clara Luper is as close to a real life superhero as you can get! She inspired thousands into action. Luper spent over 40 years teaching history (and making it) in Oklahoma City. Known as the mother of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma City, Luper coordinated the first publicized sit-in in the nation when she led the historic event at Katz Drugstore.

You can also check out these other civic leaders by following these links: Ada Lois Fisher and James Stewart.

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Movie Time! Being yourself is an important part of leadership! Happy Feet is a fun movie about being yourself no matter what. You can stream it on Amazon and YouTube.

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Story Time! Leaders can come from anywhere! Swimmy by Leo Lionni is a perfect example of being a leader! Despite being different from the other fish he decides to use his differences to help! Watch the book being read aloud here!

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Arts and Crafts! How would you change the world? Well in this activity you open the doors for discussion about what individuals can do to change the world! Follow this link to get your craft started!

How to Become a Leader! Leaders can be born, built, and lead! We want to encourage you to take leadership with something important to you! But what does that mean? Leaders can come in many forms, whether you're 4, 10, or even 30! To practice we’ve found two links to help you encourage leadership in your home! Follow this link for games to play with your kid that help them recognize others! This next activity will help you kids by asking them questions to look inward at themselves. Follow this link for some fun activities!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about Oklahoma leaders! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Leaders Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to pics@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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