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Five Oaks Museum is proud to be a valued local resource for educational materials based in community voices for K-12, college, and adult learners. View our Values-Based Learning Philosophy here.

The museum building is currently open for general visitors; however all field trips, group tours, and class visits at the museum are still unavailable at this time. These visits are one of our greatest joys and we look forward to the day we can welcome learners to the museum again. Please subscribe to our newsletter and select Educator Updates to be the first to know when these offerings become available! In the meantime, check out our downloadable learning materials, virtual class visits, Museum at (Our Place) mini exhibitions, and adult presentations.

Free Educator Days

Save the date for our next Free Educator Day coming up on Friday, October 13th, 2023

Please contact learning@fiveoaksmuseum.org to get on our educator mailing list for updates.

Learning Materials

Bring the community voices from our guest curated exhibitions into your classroom (or living room!) setting with our downloadable learning materials. All materials are offered on a sliding scale cost.

Reopening Brings Replenishment

Through the lens of the Five Oaks Historic Site and the oak savannas that once flourished under native stewardship, this exhibition will examine continuity and change in the Tualatin and Willamette River Valleys.

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#StandUpFg Teaching Posters

Explore how Latinx youth activism led Oregon to become the first state to require Ethnic Studies, in these teaching posters for middle, high school and college students.

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DISplace Teaching Posters

Follow the stories of Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest, from early travelers to contemporary artists, in these teaching posters for middle, high school and college students. Elementary educators may select sections of these materials to include Hawaiian perspectives in their Oregon history studies. Available in English and Spanish.

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We’re pleased to offer virtual This IS Kalapuyan Land presentations by curator Steph Littlebird. Presentations are available seasonally, are one hour long, and the cost is $300 for unlimited participant numbers. Registration dates for spring are closed, and we anticipate introducing new dates in the fall. You can follow all our updates in our newsletter. And, to be added to our Updates for Educators list, with announcements, resources, and discounts specially for educators, email learning@fiveoaksmuseum.org.


Museum at (Our Place)

Museum at (Our Place) is an opportunity to bring an outdoor mini-exhibition to your school or neighborhood as a set of 10 colorful, waterproof yard signs.

Each M(OP) kit is available for $300. Reduced cost and free options are available as needed. Contact learning@fiveoaksmuseum.org to get your M(OP) kit.

M(OP): Gender Euphoria

Gender Euphoria features artworks by trans and gender non-conforming artists who explore feelings of delight, bliss, and elation in genderqueerness.

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M(OP): #StandUpFG

On May 19, 2016, over 1,000 students staged a walkout in response to racially-charged incidents at Forest Grove High School in Oregon. A new chapter in the history of Ethnic Studies may well have started at Forest Grove High School. Museo Ambulante /Museum at (Our Place) Kits include 10 yard signs with QR codes to learn more about the artwork and images.

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M(OP): DISplace

Shining light on the communities that flow between Hawai’i and the Pacific Northwest through artworks and historic and contemporary images.

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Community Gallery

The Community Gallery highlights exciting, ongoing work of regional students and educators in interpreting history, culture, and art. We welcome proposals for student-curated exhibitions and displays of student work which investigate the implications, ethics, and methods of how history, culture, and/or art is interpreted. Contact learning@fiveoaksmuseum.org to learn more.

Imagining into the Museum

Community Gallery, July – August 2022

Portland State University students imagine and draw toys in Five Oaks Museum’s collection based solely on the artifact label.

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Alaska Native Art

Community Gallery, November – December 2021

PCC instructor Renea Perry brings together four Alaska Native artists to highlight Alaska Native ways of being and knowing through stories of transformation, and connections to land and culture.

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Seasonal Rounds

Community Gallery, July – September 2021

Seasonal rounds created by Oregon State University students illustrate how all tribal lifeways are inherently connected to their land.

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What Makes a Place?

Community Gallery, May-June 2021

In Winter 2021, Portland State University students created imaginative graphic design approaches to interpreting the Five Oaks Historic Site.

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