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Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute, George M. Murrell Home
The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute set for July 12–14, 2017, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
The Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute will explore agricultural history and preservation of heritage skills and techniques. Conference participants will learn about plantation agriculture in the mid-nineteenth century in Indian Territory, including horticulture, animal husbandry, food preservation and preparation, and plant uses. Teachers will then receive information on how to incorporate lessons into the classroom. Multiple subjects will be covered, including science, history, economics, and more. Education staff from the Oklahoma Historical Society will facilitate the program. The institute will feature nontraditional classroom activities, field trips, and interactive experiences.
The program will be held at the George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, the only remaining antebellum plantation home in Oklahoma. The institute is limited to fifteen educators who will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis. The program is open to all public, private, and homeschool teachers. Each educator will receive an extensive resource kit with classroom activities and lesson guides. The cost for the program is $250 per person and includes all materials, plus some transportation and meals. The deadline for registration is June 30, 2017. Visit www.antiqueag.org to apply for the institute or for more information.