Designed for the Classroom
A crucial component of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s mission is providing education on the senselessness of violence – reinforcing that it is never a successful way to effect change. In an effort to share the lessons learned here, the following collection of in-depth lesson plans have been developed for your use. These include character development in Respect, Resilience and Responsibility – and are as relevant to students today as they were in 1995.
Capitol Insurrection Educator Resources
Before you start these lesson plans, watch this overview of the Oklahoma City bombing and the tremendous efforts from first responders, investigators and volunteers that followed.
Cooperation: All Knotted Up
Evidence: What Story Does It Tell?
Honor: Remembering the Victims
Investigation: The First Days of the Oklahoma City Bombing
Recovery: The Financial Impact of the Oklahoma City Bombing
Remembrance: The Purpose and Process of Memorialization
Resilience: The Revitalization of Oklahoma City
Symbols: Everyday Objects Offer Comfort, Hope and Strength
The Survivor Tree: Witness to Tragedy, Symbol of Strength
Sacred Ground: Symbolism & Physical Space
Bring Your Class
Introduce your students to this important story – and add extras like an Uncover-Discover STEM Lab experience and more.