At the heart of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s mission is to educate about the impact of violence and advocate for violence prevention. Our legislature passed progressive legislation to ensure the Oklahoma City bombing is taught in all U.S. and Oklahoma history classes in the state.
For Educators and Students
Uncover-Discover STEM Lab
The Memorial Museum is committed to creating a multimedia experience that encourages students to pursue STEM careers. The Uncover-Discover Lab integrates STEM concepts with history in a highly interactive environment that stimulates learning and connects the past with the future. It is an academically oriented experience that is geared toward middle and high school students. #UDiscoverLab
First Person: Stories of Hope
First Person: Stories of Hope provides students and visitors the opportunity to hear from people who lived through this story. You will experience history – and the Oklahoma Standard – from those who lived it. Hear from family members, survivors, first responders, journalists, judges, FBI agents, and others directly impacted by the bombing or involved in the investigation and trials.
Student Essay Contest
The April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building happened because people chose violence as a means to express disagreement and effect change. Unfortunately, in today’s society, too many individuals are still choosing violence as their voice. The Student Essay Contest uses quotes, political cartoons and images to highlight the importance of using your voice peacefully to make changes in your school, community, state or government.
Lesson Plans & Resources
By teaching about the bombing, educators help their students learn about a significant part of the history of our state and nation, as well as important life lessons – that choices have consequences, that violence does not solve problems or effect change, and that each of us must do our part to make the world a better place.