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How to Use Our Resources

Learn the basics about the Oklahoma Art in Public Places program and how to incorporate our education materials into your classroom.

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pl pu in what a o is m a l k o h a rt ic bl ? es ac Public art is a great addition to our state’s
landscape because it is free
and accessible to all. Oklahoma Art in Public Places is a nonprofit art organization that oversees the fulfillment of a state law that mandates a public art requirement for new or newly renovated state buildings. It beautifies our state and creates a unique sense of place for both our residents and visitors. Disk, 2010
Thomas Sayre
Office of State Finance Our collection spans the state, and includes a variety of mediums and themes. The Invisible Royalty
David Phelps
Ralph Ellison Library, OKC Disk, 2010
Thomas Sayre
Office of State Finance, OKC Heritage Bridge
Steven Weitzman
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Turner Turnpike and SH-102 Prairie Winds
Kathy Bradford
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid http://goo.gl/maps/bbbPU Interactive map of our collection: You can use our resources in your classroom in a variety of ways. Start with a topic. End with a topic. Essay Outlines This is a lesson from the Heritage Bridge resource that relates essay outlines to google maps. As you teach about outlines, you could bring in another example: bridges. Bridges rely on relatively thin supports, while the bulk of it makes up the part people use. Details are like those thin supports that the rest of the essay depends on. essay detail detail detail Then show images of Heritage Bridge, and point out the supports. Last, you could mention that even a bridge can have enhancements that make it beautiful. An essay should get a point across, but using descriptive words or a new perspective can make it more interesting. the art Start with the art. -or- Heritage Bridge Teach about the bridge, the artist, and the symbolism behind the enhancements. Teach the basics of bridge terminology and structure. Introduce connection to topic: Essays need structure and support, just like bridges. Use the google map of Heritage Bridge to illustrate zooming in to an essay topic. Have students use the outline format they just learned to write an expository essay about Heritage Bridge. Sheltering Movement
Koryn Rolstad
Oklahoma State University
Multimodal Transportation Terminal photo credit: Jason Wallace Resources
for your
classroom Prezi It is a more dynamic way to present information. Our resources are primarily based in prezi format. Lecture directly from them or peruse for lesson inspiration. Follow the path or click to zoom in to the parts that interest you.

We also offer Word document versions of each resource, available on our website. www.okpublicart.org Outline Our resources are all structured the same way. 1. Introduction
Art details, artist info, general description, photographs
2. Lesson Ideas (1-2 ideas per subject)
Social Studies
Language Arts
3. Relevant Places to visit
Usually shares connection to theme and/or location. Original
Content We create unique lessons based on the artwork's theme, appearance, and symbolism.

These lessons support C3 and common core standards. Interactive
Resources We also connect teachers to educational interactive resources. These are perfect for smartboard activities or use in a computer lab. Description Each resource features an in-depth description of the art, in addition to many high quality pictures. Topics Covered: art Agrarian Life in Art
American Indian Music
Art Criticism
Book Binding
Chihuly Glass
George Catlin
Glass Etching
Land Art
Optical Illusions
Paint Chip Mosaic
Painted Basket
Repeating Patterns
Rubber Stamps
String Art
Upcycled Art
Weave a Paper Basket social studies Agrarianism vs. Urbanism
Cowboy Mythology
Government Agencies
Harlem Renaissance
Land Bridge Migration Theory
Land Runs
Native Americans and US Wars
Oklahoma Oil History
Oklahoma Black History
Types of Agriculture
Westward Expansion language arts Anthropomorphism
Character Development
Essay Outlines
Grammar Mad-Libs
Henry David Thoreau
Impact or Mirror
Storytelling mathematics science miscellaneous Angles
Graphing Linear Equations
Percent Change
Simplifying Fractions
Volume Cells
Cloud in a Bottle
Invasive Species
Layers of the Earth
Physics of a Frisbee
Sustainable Energy
Wildlife Conservation Anthroposphere
Bridge Basics
Invisible People
Language Interpretation
Modern Agricultural Life
Sign Language
Paleontology http://prezi.com/u6jabeu3j23z/homestead-to-harvest/ Homestead to Harvest Heritage Bridge Disk, 2010 Prairie Winds Invisible Royalty Northwest Library This is an agriculturally themed artwork of four granite tablets and an oversized plow. Lessons include agrarianism, setting, percent change, and others. http://prezi.com/tpjfn7wpa3lg/disk-2010-office-of-state-finance/ Three earthcast disks and one stainless steel disk make up this artwork by Thomas Sayre. Lessons include string art, landforms, volume, and others. http://prezi.com/vwjf0yhypy1c/the-invisible-royalty-ralph-ellison-library/ A typewriter sits on a stack of books; paper is emerging from it featuring the image of author Ralph Ellison. Book binding, colonialism, taxonomy, and other lessons are available in this resource. http://prezi.com/-sfsxesikqag/heritage-bridge/ Located on the Turner Turnpike 30 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, this bridge represents Native American and Oklahoman history. Lessons include grammar mad-libs, basket weaving, and atomic elements. http://prezi.com/ak8lyi1v0afm/prairie-winds/ Kathy Bradford's glass etching presents a prairie scene, full of animals and bits of Oklahoma history. Lessons include wildlife conservation, Chihuly glass, and ghosts in literature. Four sculptures make up the public art at the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library. A dinosaur, lizard, cowgirl and dog, and a raccoon are placed around the library. This resource features lessons about sunsets, mosaics, and angles. An interwoven theme of 'layers of the earth' also educates viewers about the structure of the earth and its atmosphere. http://prezi.com/ut3gtsaal9dz/northwest-library/ List of Resources: Kiowa Six Two of the famous Kiowa Six painted a mural in the Oklahoma Judicial Center in 1934. It has been recently restored. Lessons include American Indian music, invasive species, storytelling, and probability. http://prezi.com/j3jzrkmgtnun/kiowa-six/
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