Oklahoma Oil: Postcard Views of the Early Days

Oklahoma Oil: Postcard Views of the Early Days (Grades 3-5) – Using Primary Sources

Students will learn about the historic oil boom by viewing and reading postcards from oil fields throughout Oklahoma. Students will learn how to determine where and when a postcard originated, discover where the early oil fields were located, and read messages from men and women who lived and worked in the area. Students will have the opportunity to write a brief narrative (in postcard format) with information they have learned. This lesson is available for classroom or in “mini” format combined with a museum tour.

Site-based presentations are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and are subject to availability.

For scheduling or more information, please contact Neal Pascoe, Pat Avey King Director of Education, npascoe@tulsahistory.org.