to Use the Oklahoma Scrapbook
Scrapbook is a 290-page trip
planner, learning tool,
book, created for families to use before,
during, and after exploring the state of Oklahoma.
planner, the Oklahoma
Scrapbook offers a
list of over 150 travel destinations located in the state
of Oklahoma. Each entry includes a brief description
of the destination, as well as its hours of operation,
admission charges, address and/or directions, and contact
information. Each destination is listed by geographic
area (Green Country, Frontier Country, etc.) as well
as alphabetically and by city/town.
As a learning
tool, the Oklahoma Scrapbook enhances learning
by recommending topics to discuss, books to read, and activities
to do that are related to each destination. For instance,
when visiting the 45th Infantry Division Museum, the topics
suggested are World War II, Korean War, Germany, and Hitler.
A list of books and activities follow that relate specifically
to these topics.
Books to Read
Topics to Discuss
Activities to Do
cases where two or more destinations focus on the same
topic, the Oklahoma Scrapbook suggests alternative topics
instead. For instance, Harn Homestead and the Oklahoma
Territorial Museum both focus on the Land Runs of Oklahoma.
Therefore, the topics suggested for Harn Homestead are
Land Runs and lawyers, while the topics suggested for the
Oklahoma Territorial Museum are wheat, peanuts, libraries,
and librarians. Alternative topics are not the main focus
of the destination, but they do relate to the destination
in some way. This not only avoids repetition but provides
additional learning about Oklahoma and other topics as
time, the Oklahoma Scrapbook becomes a cherished
memory book of your travels
in Oklahoma. As you visit each destination, place photos
in your scrapbook. (In cases where a museum will not allow
photography, post cards can be use instead.) Write in the
date of your visit, who went with you, your comments about
the trip, where you ate, and what souvenirs you bought.
Comment on what you have learned and liked about each area
in general. Over time, you’ll have a complete
memory book of your travels in Oklahoma to enjoy with family
From Your Trip
to Write in the Date You Visited
Went With You
Comments About the Trip
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to Use the Oklahoma Scrapbook:
your trip, attach photographs to the appropriate spots
on your destination page. (In cases where a museum will
not allow photography, postcards may be substituted instead.)
Write in the date of your visit, who went with you, your
comments about the trip, where you ate, and what souvenirs
you bought. Comment on what you have learned and liked
about each area in general.
may either assemble the complete scrapbook at one time
or print individual destination pages, as needed,
for your current trip.
punch each page with a 3-hole punch (or
insert the completed page into a clear, vinyl
page protector for added protection). Store all destination
pages in a sturdy, 3-ring binder. (I recommend a 2”,
Avery -Dennison Heavy Duty View Presentation Binder.)
the end of the book, there is a blank destination page
that you may reproduce in order to add destinations not
included in the book.
at Spiro Mounds
Purchase the Oklahoma
Scrapbook on the How
To Homeschool Today website.
item is NOT available in stores or through other
book is copyrighted and is for the purchaser's
use only. Permission is given to the original purchaser
to make copies for his/her immediate family use only,
and any unauthorized duplication is punishable by
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permission to use this resource in classroom situations.
review the samples and purchasing information carefully.
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of Oklahoma Scrapbook:
from my son last week how much he likes the Oklahoma Scrapbook.
I bought it the very end of December and thought he must have
just stuck it up on a shelf. He has been going through it and
making plans for their school. They often travel around the
state but the book has new ideas and a good way to organize
and display where they've been. Thanks for a very good resource.
Linda Chandler (Oklahoma City, OK)
if we were not homeschooling I would have purchased the
Oklahoma Scrapbook because it is an ideal way to capture
many of our family outings and adventures. We have had
ours for only a few months, but have already filled many
pages. Our family travels in what I call "World's
Largest Ball of String" mode. Translation: we stop
at any and every oddity, site or marker we see. The Scrapbook
is the perfect way to record and later remember the many
places in our state that we have visited. The "generic" page
makes it easy for me to create pages for some of the truly
obscure places we have found ourselves.
We love to take long, cross-country road trips each summer.
Flipping through the Scrapbook I was reminded of the amazing
diversity and history right here in Oklahoma. Now we are
planning to visit so many new places in our state, and
also looking forward to rediscovering places that my husband
and I visited as children.
Things I particularly liked: the clean, uncluttered presentation
of the page design, details for contacting the sites, spaces
for pictures and the suggested reading materials.
Thank you for all you do, Cindy. You are a blessing to
Jill Binder (Claremore, OK)
find the scrapbook very useful in planning trips
for my children. I like the section with suggested
activities, books and topics for each trip. Very well put
together and time saving for me. Absolutely love it!
Tammy Rees (Oilton, OK)
I love this resource. It's well laid
out and and easy to use. I like the fact that you group
the destinations geographically. That way when we go
to an area like the Tulsa area and want to stay a few
days we have several places we can go. We used it today
for the first time. We visited the Old Red Barn in Arcadia.
I'm not much of a picture taker, but since having this
resource I actually took my camera and found myself taking
several pictures. I'll let my kids pick the ones they
want to put on their pages. I'm very excited to be using
this resource. Great work!
Melissa Kamm (Edmond, OK)
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