Content Standard 3: The student will analyze the significant events and historic personalities contributing to the development of the state of Oklahoma.
The student will analyze the significant events and historic personalities contributing to the development of the state of Oklahoma.
Read and interpret primary sources related to key events in Oklahoma’s past
Describe American Indian pre-contact cultures that have inhabited what is now Oklahoma, such as the Spiro Mound Builders.
Identify cultural similarities and differences of the existing sovereign tribal nations in Oklahoma, especially those near the local community.
Describe early expeditions into Oklahoma such as those of Coronado, Washington Irving, and George Catlin.
Describe the migrations, settlements, relocations and forced removals of American Indians.
Describe cowboy life and cattle drives as typified by experiences along such routes as the Chisholm Trail and the impact of Mexican ranching traditions on the cattle industry and cowboy culture
Distinguish between the points of view of both American Indians and settlers regarding the opening of territories in Oklahoma for settlement.
Commemorate Statehood Day, November 16, as the joining of Indian and Oklahoma Territories.
Describe the contributions of Oklahoma’s military personnel, including the Buffalo Soldiers, the code talkers, and the 45th Infantry.
Explain how Oklahomans come together to help one another during difficult times, such as recovering from the bombing of the Oklahoma City Murrah Building, exhibiting what has become the “Oklahoma Standard”.
Examine notable historic and present-day Oklahomans utilizing biographies and information texts such as Jim Thorpe, Sequoyah, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Mickey Mantle, Shannon Lucid, Bill Pickett, Clara Luper, and Maria Tallchief.