January 14, 2010 – Twenty-five fifth graders from Peters Elementary School, 2900 W. College, will attend Revolutionary Days at the University of Tulsa February 4, a stimulating day of education activities celebrating a pivotal time in America’s history.
“The events of the day will bring to life the American Revolutionary War to fifth-grade students of northeast Oklahoma,” Peters media specialist Kay Leslie said. “Participants will enjoy dressing in Colonial-period clothing, meeting historical character interpreters and observing a Loyalist/Patriot debate. The learning experience is enriched by bringing together these educational elements in a place of higher learning, The University of Tulsa.”
Peters is one of just eight schools selected through an application process.
“Because only 25 students from each school are allowed to attend, Peters students had to earn the privilege to attend,” Leslie said. Students were awarded points for completing certain assignments; those with the highest points will be attending the event. Students wrote an essay telling What Freedom Means to Me. Two Peters essays – written by Armughan Rehman and Allie Verner – were chosen and submitted to the essay contest that is part of the day.
The events will be held in the Alan Chapman Activity Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.mFebruary 4. The day is held in cooperation with the University of Tulsa, The Oklahoma Humanities Council, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens, Oklahoma History Center, Kendall-Whittier Foundation, and the Lyric Theater.