THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ON A SOON TO BE DETERMINED SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY. PLEASE GO AHEAD AN REGISTER AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW THE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Join us for a professional development opportunity for teachers of grades 7 –12 at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma.
Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World is the first major museum exhibition on the Spiro Mounds of southeast Oklahoma. It reunites extraordinary objects which haven’t been together since the site was both looted and archeologically excavated in the 1930s and 40s.
Explore the religious and ceremonial activities, farming and hunting practices and daily life of the Spiro people. Learn how a “Little Ice Age” may have led to the site’s ultimate abandonment and what lessons may be learned as we face our own ecological changes today. The exhibition also showcases contemporary Indigenous art pieces that explore the ideas of origin and connect the art and artistry of the Spiro people to their modern descendants.
More than a decade in the making, this 200-object exhibition with companion publication and symposium were developed in collaboration with the Caddo Nation, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, and scholars from over a dozen universities and museums from across the United States.
Participants engage with content experts, including Eric Singleton, PhD, Curator of Ethnology at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and leave with practical teaching strategies.
Participating teachers receive:
- Reimbursement for one paid substitute while attending the workshop
- $125 bus transportation subsidy paid to their district and free admission for students and chaperone (1 per 7 students) for a field trip
- 20% teacher discount on one item purchased during the workshop at The Museum Store
- Continental breakfast and lunch at the workshop
Current 7 – 12 educators and student teachers only. Register by February 17. Click here to register.
DEPENDING ON THE CURRENT STATE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, THIS EVENT MAY BE HELD VIRTUALLY.