The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City offers many educational field trip opportunities. Programs are based on grade level and offer students the chance to explore various images and artifacts unique to the American West. Hands-on activities have been incorporated into educational programs for elementary school children, while junior and high school students enjoy a guided tour of the Museum.
The DRC houses the Museum’s archival and library collections and is open to the public by appointment.
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The Museum also offers professional development and other events for teachers throughout the year.
These educational on line study units are written for middle school students and teachers as a way for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to deliver curricular materials to classrooms for those schools unable to complete a field trip to the Museum.
Pre-visit Resources: Wandering Western Chests
Wandering Western Chests provide resources that focus on the American cowboy, Native American culture, and coming soon Oklahoma history. Teachers can tailor their program to accommodate any grade level. Items in the trunks include artifacts, tools, clothing, images of artwork from the Museum’s collection, primary source activities, assessment suggestions, and story books to share with students. Utilize the chests to help provide students a glimpse of their upcoming Museum visit, supplement campus based activities, or enrich content sections by adding hands-on materials and lessons to your classroom. The Wandering Western Chests are free of charge to pick up or drop off.
Reserve yours online at nationalcowboymuseum.org/traveling-trunks or contact the Museum’s Education Department for more information at (405) 478-2250.