Pioneer Spirit Pop-Up

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The Pioneer Spirit Pop Up Exhibit features six Oklahomans with inspiring, unique stories that demonstrate the Oklahoma Pioneer Spirit! This exhibit includes 7 banners and travels to schools and community centers statewide so students can experience Oklahoma's story through these individuals.

The Oklahoma Humanities Council has provided funding so schools can host this exhibit for free and receive accompanying curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students (all shipping charges are covered). Recipient schools receive the exhibit for up to two weeks. Accompanying resources, and a virtual visit from a museum educator, are available to further engage students with the exhibit and fulfill Oklahoma Academic Standards.

For more information and to request the exhibit visit your school, click the button below!

Pioneer Spirit Exhibit Information

This exhibit travels to elementary, middle, and high schools statewide so students can experience the unique, inspiring stories of these individuals.

Recipient schools are provided with resources to further engage their students with the exhibit and help them meet Oklahoma Academic Standards. The Pioneer Spirit Pop Up Exhibit allows the Museum to take their mission of telling Oklahoma's story through its people to schools and educators that may not be able to visit the Museum on location.

Individuals:

  • Shannon Lucid, Astronaut
  • Wiley Post, Aviator/Inventor, Inducted 2004
  • Hannah Allam, Journalist
  • S.E. Hinton, Author
  • Charlie Christian, Musician, Inducted 2018
  • Jim Thorpe, Olympian, Inducted 1950

Contents of Classroom Kit:

  • Links to online resources for students including YouTube links of Pioneer Spirit videos
  • Classroom curriculum for the exhibit
    • Elementary curriculum includes a lesson for each individual in the exhibit. Teachers can determine which lessons best fit their classes. Lessons are based on 3rd grade curriculum, but is easily adaptable for grades 1-2 and 4-5. Activities included are based in primary sources and engaging videos.
    • Middle and high school curriculum includes a lesson for each individual in the exhibit so teachers can determine which lessons best fit their classes. Lessons are based heavily on primary sources and have additional activities (writing, experiment design, etc.) that teachers can elect to include.
  • Survey for how OHOF can improve the exhibit

Scroll Through the Images Below to View Each Panel

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  • Jim Thorpe_Front.jpg
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  • SE Hinton_Front.jpg
  • SE Hinton_Back.jpg
  • Shannon Lucid_Front.jpg
  • Shannon Lucid_Back.jpg
  • Wiley Post-Front.jpg
  • Wiley Post-Back.jpg
  • Charlie Christian_Front_Front.jpg
  • Charlie Christian_Back.jpg
  • Hannah Allam_Front.jpg
  • Hannah Allam_Back.jpg

The Pioneer Spirit Pop-Up is made possible through the generosity of the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

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