It is our hope that every 9th grade student in Oklahoma experiences the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum as part of our Called2Change program. Encouraging schools to go beyond the classroom and visit the Memorial in the class where they are studying the events of April 19, 1995, greatly enhances their history curriculum.
“We chose 9th graders for a special reason – after visiting the Memorial and Museum and learning the lessons of the bombing – resilience, remembrance, hope, responsibility, vigilance, along with STEM curriculum, students will have the opportunity to spread these messages in their community and at home,” said Kari Watkins, Executive Director, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
To begin, our educators will visit your school with our augmented reality program. Using tablets, students interact with 3D buildings, videos, overlays and more, immersing them in the experience and bringing real world environments about the story into their classroom. Through this hands-on experience, they will be Called2Change, their life, their school and their world…for the better. Students will have a deeper connection to the Memorial and Museum before they arrive for their visit.
Then, students will visit the Museum and learn about the meaningful symbolism in the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. They will participate in hands-on interactives about forensics or structural engineering in the Uncover-Discover STEM Lab. They will discover the many ways they can positively impact and strengthen their communities.