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Power and Prestige: Teaching the Headdresses of the American Plains

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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This free K-12 Teacher Professional Development Opportunity at the Museum, in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma, is designed especially for teachers from school districts 20 miles or further from the Museum. Up to 30 participants will:

  • Meet directly with experts and curators about the history and development of the Native American bonnet, ledger art, and primary source photographs from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collections, as well as headdresses from the Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma History Center;
  • Explore FREE engaging and standards-based teaching resources;
  • Provide input for a special children’s gallery connected to this exhibition; and
  • Schedule a subsidized student field trip to the Museum free of charge.

Participating teachers will receive:

  • One paid substitute teacher while attending the workshop;
  • Up to $150 bus transportation subsidy paid to their school district for a student field trip;
  • Free Museum admission for their group;
  • A “Partner Pass” for a one-time, free admission per teacher plus a guest in advance of their group’s visit, plus a 20% discount on educational materials purchased in The Museum Store that day;
  • An early opportunity to schedule a Museum visit for up to 60 students (two classes);
  • Complimentary lunch at The Museum Grill.

To register, visit http://nationalcowboymuseum.org/teacherworkshop/

This program is made possible with generous support from BancFirst. Funding for Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains and related student programs is provided, in part, by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the exhibition and programs do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH. 

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February 22
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 United States
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