Tuesday, April 22, 2014
april 22, 1889...
do you know why this day is important in oklahoma history? it is when the land run happened...50,000 people lined up to race for their chance at 160 acres. 11,000 parcels of land were claimed.
our homeschool group did a reenactment today and our kids were SO excited. they made a covered wagon with the help of their papa and they chose to pack blue metal dishes, a mcguffy's reader, chalkboards, guns, seeds, a pet raccoon, water, a lantern, cookware etc. and...they won first prize for the best settlement! trooper won best prize in cowboy costume...although to him it's not a costume, just every day attire...grin.
it is so important to learn about your state's history but even more important to make it fun for kids! and yes, they even did a little friendly claim jumping!
Posted by mountain mama at 11:55 AM