woody guthrie center EDUCATION


“Watch the kids. Do like they do. Act like they act. Yell like they yell. Dance the ways you see them dance. Sing like they sing. Work and rest the way the kids do.

You’ll be healthier. You’ll feel wealthier. You’ll talk wiser. You’ll go higher, do better, and live longer here amongst us if you’ll just only jump in here and swim around in these songs and do like the kids do.

I don’t want the kids to be grown up. I want to see the grown folks be kids.” — Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was born to humble beginnings, but he didn’t let that stop him from making a difference. That’s the lesson everyone should take away from the Woody Guthrie Center. Not only does the center teach others about the artist’s life and work, but it also highlights him as an example of the potential in all of us.

Woody's Classroom

Woody’s Classroom

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Woody's Classroom

A one-stop shop for educational materials, Woody’s Classroom offers lesson plans and activities to teach students about Woody, his music, and the historical context of his work.

Woody’s Workshop

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Woody's Workshop at the Woody Guthrie Center

Woody’s Workshop encourages young musicians ages 12-18 to think independently, work cooperatively, and discover their own creativity.

Woody's Workshop at the Woody Guthrie Center

School Tours

As an educational facility, the Woody Guthrie Center encourages creativity. Field trips to the center inspire students to use their creativity to demonstrate true learning and understanding of their world.

Educators face many challenges, so the center makes resources available to educators and students for free. The staff enjoys customizing the many lessons available at the center to your curriculum.

Request a Tour

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To begin a discussion about scheduling a free field trip to the Woody Guthrie Center for your students, please complete the questionnaire in the visit scheduling tool at the link below.

We kindly request this information be provided at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled visit.

An education representative will contact you to schedule a pre-visit meeting to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Through generous support from Williams, we are offering Title 1 schools transportation assistance for field trips.

Note: At this time, this is for Title 1 schools in the Tulsa Public Schools district.

If you qualify and are interested, please indicate while filling out the scheduler and more information will be provided.

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As we work to strengthen the center’s role as a partner of the educational community, we value any feedback on what you would like to see from future visits. Please fill out the following survey to help guide our curriculum development and staff training.