Artifacts In Your Classroom

Bring artifacts into your classroom and homeschool through Virtual Hope Trunks!

This new online resource is an exciting way to teach the Oklahoma City bombing and the remarkable community response to it. The first trunk, a 25th Anniversary Virtual Hope Trunk will help teach the Looking Back — Thinking Forward story of the Memorial.

The content in curated trunks are built around a theme or lesson. The Virtual Archives allows research on an assortment of objects, artifacts and videos without ever leaving your house or classroom. You can even take the items you find there to create your own Virtual Hope Trunk and share with others. Memorial staff will continue to add new relevant Trunks and content to the Virtual Archives.

Educators using large presentation SmartBoards can use the Presentation mode to view the experience full screen.

From the moment a bomb exploded on April 19, 1995, a community and nation came together. That united front still lasts today, 25 years later. Be a witness to how in the darkest of times, individuals were able to find hope and resilience and a way to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. See the powerful tributes that continue today to ensure all those impacted by this tragic event will never be forgotten.

The Oklahoma Standard is a statewide initiative preserving and promoting a culture of caring citizens by encouraging Acts of Service, Honor, and Kindness. The Oklahoma Standard trunk shows examples of the community showing up to serve, rising up to honor, and stepping up to be kind – both immediately following the bombing and today.

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