Virtual Colonial Days

“Windows to the Past, Knowledge for the Future”

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.          

“Windows to the Past, Knowledge for the Future” is the theme of the ZOOM webinar series, in which historical interpreters will offer lessons from the past to help students become engaged and responsible citizens for the future.

The 45-minute webinars are FREE to registered participants and are scheduled at 10 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, and Feb. 24, 2023. Each session will include opportunities for students to interact and submit questions to historical interpreters via the Q&A feature of Zoom. Students will not be shown on video or audio. Recordings of the sessions will be available through May for those students who missed the live webinars.

Optional Activities: Each of the session listings includes optional lesson plans and hands-on activities.

Registered teachers can access this week’s Zoom, “Martha Washington, America’s first First Lady,” at:

When: Friday, February 24, 10:00-10:45 AM CST

Webinar ID: 814 2660 6950

The recording for the Feb. 17 Zoom webinar, “Meet Founding Father Ben Franklin,” is available at:

View follow-up Q&A from Ben Franklin at

Program registrants: Zoom login instructions are emailed to teachers on the Wednesday preceding each webinar, and recording links will be emailed the following Monday. Please add bwheelock@ofe.og to your address book and check your spam filter to make sure you receive our message, which is sent via Constant Contact.

Thank You to Our Colonial Day Event Sponsors!

Jami Rhoades Antonisse
Loyd Benson
Diana Brown
Bob Burke
City Bites
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Cory’s Audio Visual
Daughters of the American Revolution: Samuel King Chapter
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Lou C. Kerr – The Kerr Foundation Inc.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Oklahoma
Polly Nichols
Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Charles L. Oppenheim
Mattocks Printing
Tara C’s Sweet Treats
Catherine Wootten
Wyndham Grand, Oklahoma City Downtown

Program Director:
Teresa Potter, Instructional Coach, Putnam City Public Schools