Back to school is a time of new beginnings, even in an unusual year. Five Oaks Museum is excited to share these upcoming learning units and remote learning resources! Remote learning offers an opportunity to create and pilot new digital learning units that will enable learners and educators to access Five Oaks Museum’s exhibitions and materials from anywhere in the world, beyond the distance a bus can travel for a group visit!
Set of 10 yard signs & Stay Learning Guide
Bring a pop-up exhibition to your school, facility, or neighborhood, then extend the learning with the activities and resources in the Stay Learning guide.
Videos of panel and presentation series
If you are seeking videos on various facets of life and identity in Washington County, the Local Story program archive is a great place to find community stories for adult viewers, particularly for older adult audiences and local leadership groups.
Coming in November 2020
Learning Units for Elementary, Middle and High school grades delve into Native peoples are represented in history, Kalapuyan lifeways and tribal history, and contemporary Native artists contributing to cultural survivance today. These materials activate elements of the digital exhibition for young learners, and breaks down the exhibition into activities and conversations you can have at home.
Learning Units for Elementary, Middle and High school grades will trace the connections between Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, expanding the learning opportunities of DISplace for all ages.
Coming in 2021
Tualatin Valley Community (title TBD)
Learn how life in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley has changed over the years through the stories of people who have lived here, including Kalapuyans, pioneers, farmers, and techies.
Remote Learning Resources from some of our favorite PDX partners
From Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
(aimed for middle and high school)
100 years of Stereotypes, Scapegoats, and Discrimination: Highlighting four historical case studies (Mexican-American Farm workers, the Holocaust, Japanese-American Incarceration, and Muslims post 9/11), this guide includes a variety of online and offline resources that address how each group was scapegoated.
Art in Response to Loss, Hardship, and Oppression: Click here to view a list of lessons where students can explore how people have used visual art, poetry, music, and dance to make sense of the world by processing their emotions and/or documenting injustice. Also included are suggested activities for students to work on as they navigate this uncertain time.
A is for Activism: Looking for ways to support or inspire your students to become activists? Click here for a list of ideas to get them started. Includes examples of student and youth activists.
From The Immigrant Story
(aimed for high school)
Click here for a set of 10 lesson plans guiding students through the process of interviewing, storytelling, photographing, writing, and editing their peer’s stories in the style of The Immigrant Story.
From Grand Ronde Cultural Education
(aimed for older students and adults, still young student friendly)
Click here for short videos about significant places, plants, and cultural practices. Try “Grand Ronde Tribal Lifeways Documentary” as a starting point.
From Create More Fear Less
(aimed for elementary and middle school)
Click here for creative activities for anyone who worries (everyone!) to connect, create, share, and find their way through worry and fear.