Students Take Cyber Field Trip To Pearl Harbor

Friday, December 7th 2007, 10:19 am
By: News On 6

Some people who can't physically make it to Pearl Harbor for the USS Oklahoma Memorial dedication are learning about it long distance. Students from across the state are jumping back in time by way of the latest technology. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports that the students at McLain High School are stepping out of the classroom and into the information age to learn straight from the source.

Most learned about the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, one of the defining moments in U.S. history, in a classroom. But not only were McLain students able to learn from a source other than history books, they were able to actually talk to those who lived it.

Students commented that hearing the story from the actual sailors who survived was a great way to learn. One said he wanted to learn how the sailors “reconstructed their minds” after the attack.

About 8,000 students from 90 schools across Oklahoma logged into the video conference for a cyber field trip. McLain students were one of the few groups that were allowed to ask questions.

Watch the video: USS Oklahoma Dedicated