Thursday, March 5, 2015

SOL #5 Home of the Runestones

Last fall I was riding with a group of workshop attendees through rural Oklahoma and saw a school sign, "Heavener, Home of the Runestones". No one had heard of a runestone. We have athletic teams with animal names: bears, bobcats, beat cats, hornets, red hawks, etc. Using my cell phone, I went straight to Wikipedia and began a search. I found very interesting information that lead to more questions by everyone riding along. We couldn't believe Norsemen actually lived in Oklahoma.

The next day I found a video clip on You Tube. I was excited because I could actually see the site and hear how to correctly pronounce Heavener.

A day later another group member sent an interesting link that more thoroughly explained current beliefs. You never know when you will encounter such a controversial history lesson. And it had no relevance to the workshop we had just attended. Teachers never stop learning.

4 comments:

  1. Well now I am curious! I have heard of runestones, but a mascot in OK? Can't wait to look up more on this!

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  2. Curiosity heightened! Thanks for the enticement.

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  3. Curiosity heightened! Thanks for the enticement.

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  4. You learn something new everyday. We are life long learners

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