Welcome back to our Picnic Parade! Today I am introducing Yvie. She traditionally blogs at Gypsy Road.We are blessed to have her guest posting with us here today. She is bringing a bit of Oklahoma right here to you! As we venture to Oklahoma in our minds, we will discover a Land Run, when land was opened up for new landowners, the adventure seekers. It reminds me of this verse…
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.” Deuteronomy 8:7-10 ESV
Enjoy your beans and cornbread!
As we approached the anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run (April 22, 1889), we spent a few weeks at home learning about Oklahoma state history. This was a bit like the blind leading the blind in our family, as neither my husband nor myself grew up here.
- We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run – Fully Illustrated
- S Is For Sooner
- Oklahoma Land Run unit study
- Oklahoma State Unit Study (found at Notebooking Pages)
- Pioneer theme resources (most are free)
- Make a Compass activity
- What Do You Take? activity
- Create Your Own Land Run activity (for larger groups)
- Beans & Cornbread
- Build Your Covered Wagon
One worked with a friend to capture side-by-side plots covered in trees and a river. The other took a nearby plot with a tree. When asked about the choice, I received this reply : “Well, I have trees to build a house and barn, and my brother has water. I’m sure he’ll share with me.”
Yvie is a road-schooling mother of two active boys! When she’s not traipsing across the country, she writes curriculum, enjoys gardening, and runs a lot! Find her at Gypsy Road, Educents, Instagram, or on Facebook.
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