Virtual Colonial Days

Agents of Change: Promoting Civil Discourse and Action
A Zoom Webinar Series for Oklahoma Fifth Graders

Oklahoma fifth-grade classes are invited to use 21st-century technology to connect with 17th- and 18th-century Americans during Virtual Colonial Days presented by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

“Agents of Change: Promoting Civil Discourse and Action” is the theme of the Zoom webinar series, which will focus on the importance of civil discourse and the role it plays in creating positive change in democracy. Students will meet people of the past to learn about problems they faced and steps they took to make positive change. Students will be challenged to consider how they can be problem-solvers, have civil discussions and be agents for change in their own communities.

The 45-minute webinars are FREE to registered participants and are scheduled at 10 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, and March 4. Each session will include opportunities for students to interact and submit questions via the Q&A feature of Zoom. Students will not be shown on video or audio.

Teachers are encouraged to register early, as participation is limited. Recordings of the sessions will be available through May for those students who miss the live webinars.

Optional Activities: Each of the session listings below includes optional lesson plans or hands-on activities related to the presentation.

Applications for Virtual Colonial Days are open Jan. 3-17, 2022. 

Special Thanks!

More than 5,700 Oklahoma students and teachers participated in
Virtual Colonial Days 2021, thanks to these generous supporters:

Oklahoma Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
The Kirkpatrick Foundation
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Larry and Diana Brown
Charles L. Oppenheim

Thank you to our Virtual Colonial Days Committee members:

Project Directors Teresa Potter, Instructional Coach, Putnam City Schools; and Brenda Wheelock, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence,
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Education Staff Tab Broyles, Andy Engel, Rachel Honchul, Jodi Norman,
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate Education Staff Allison Wickens and Sadie Troy