Tannehill eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Fort Gibson Historic Site in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Students began the day by watching a video about the history of Fort Gibson. After the video, took a walking tour of the site, which includes a reconstruction of the early log fort and the stockade, as well as original buildings from the mid-1800s. GEAR UP students learned that Fort Gibson served as a pivotal role in the political, social and economic upheaval that marked the westward expansion of the United States. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark with operating support provided by the Cherokee Nation, and is used for tours and a number of special history events and programs throughout the year.
The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Twenty-seven Canadian eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured OSUIT (Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology) in Okmulgee. While on campus, students learned about job