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Please note that with regard to lesson plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not, be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index all lesson resources. That would be impossible, as sites appear and disappear with astonishing rapidity. The following provides some idea of what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
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BlackDog's United States of America Coloring Book - Oklahoma __ The youngest of students can have fun coloring a map of their state along with learning some interesting things about it. You will find a print out for this classroom activity. - From blackdog.net - http://www.blackdog.net/refrigerator/coloringbook/usa/oklahoma.html
Death Be Not Proud __ "Considering Perspectives Regarding the Execution of Timothy McVeigh and the Lasting Impact of the Oklahoma City Bombing" goals, procedure and materials. - From New York Times - http://tinyurl.com/96l59
Eat Your State! Social Studies Lesson Plan... __ Students make an "edible" map of their state and its resources. When the lesson is over, let 'em munch away at their efforts. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSEatYourState-StateNaturalResourcesIdea24.htm
Goo Goo Avenue Lesson Plan __ The sites and sounds of Goo Goo Avenue in Lawford, Oklahoma are explored. Students will then do a writing activity of what they may have seen and heard at this location. Goals, procedure and materials. - From Monique Aycock and Dr. Lovelace - http://www.sirinet.net/~project/GooGooAvenueLP.html
Great Performances . Educational Resources . Say It with Dance from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" __ "Oklahoma!", which tells the story of people living in the Oklahoma Territory before it became a state, was a musical that was innovative in its approach to using song and dance numbers...In this lesson, students will learn about the history of the musical "Oklahoma!" as well as the reasons it was considered to be important in revolutionizing the art form." - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/plan_oklahoma_overview.html
Indian Nation Capitals in Oklahoma __ Here your students will learn about the early settlers in Oklahoma, Indian Nation Capitals, and cities that were founded for African Americans in Oklahoma. Goals, procedure and materials. - From clickandlearn.com - http://www.clickandlearn.com/documents/LPOK45B.htm
KidZone Geography - United States Printables for various State Emblems: __ You will find class activity material for your state as well as all the others. These activities are for the earliest grade levels. - From kidzone - http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/usa/index.htm
Knowing Where You Are __ "Students research place names in their state and discover and analyze the varied sources of these place names." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduplace.com - http://www.eduplace.com/ss/act/knowing.html
Lesson Plans - Make State Maps With MapMachine __ A lesson that can be made Oklahoma specific. "This lesson asks students to compare and contrast their state with another one using observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They'll look at their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the class, and they'll make their own maps of another state of their choice. They'll list their observations of the two states' maps then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting what they've seen." - Goals, procedure - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/03/g35/exploremaps.html
Let Me Tell You About My State! __ "The purpose of this activity is to develop an awareness of the concepts of the United States through the Amateur Radio communication services. It provides an opportunity for the students to verbally interact information about their state. Comparing and collecting data about different cultures, current events, geography, history, government, natural resources, and climate conditions are examples of shared data. Students will be given the opportunity to interact with another student operator to exchange information. Verbal questioning skills, critical thinking skills and the growth of writing skills will be enhanced. Through sharing of information about ones' state, published reports will be written from the acquired data." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/bz9ou
Mini Study of a State __ The students will learn to do research while comparing your state with one of the states of the U.S. They will be graded on information, drawing and art work, spelling and punctuation and neatness. Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8y9ks
Oklahoma City remembers - April 19, 2001 __ "Students can discover the facts about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to better understand the present situation." - from CNN - http://archives.cnn.com/2001/fyi/lesson.plans/04/19/oklahoma.story.da/
Oklahoma Dinosaur __ "This activity may be used in connection with a science unit on dinosaurs with cross curricular connections in language arts. Students will study the fossil information from "Fran" the Acrocanthosaurus-Atokensis that was found in McCurtain County, Southeast Oklahoma. Students will compile their information into a presentation (either PowerPoint Presentation or other form of oral presentation)." - from Educator's Reference Desk - http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Paleontology/PAL0201.html
Oklahoma State Flag __ While not a lesson plan 'per se,' it would be an excellent basis for one to teach younger students about your state flag with descriptions, history, and much more. - From allstates-flag.com - http://allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/us-ok.html
Oklahoma State Study Unit __ These state unit studies are designed to help children learn the geography of the United States and learn factual information about every state. These studies are great for children in the public and private education system as well as homeschooled children." You will find lessons, printables, activities, quizzes, maps, fun facts, and many other classroom activity items. - From About.com - http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjgeog/a/susok.htm
Oklahoma Word Search __ Students find names of this state's cities on a printable puzzle - From thepotters.com - http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/oklahoma.html
[Orange] Bowled Over by Oklahoma __ Based on Oklahoma's January 2001 victory in the Orange Bowl, this lesson plan for younger grades focuses on students' ability to observe, remember, and relate what they have read. Goals, procedure and materials. - From New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/snapshot/20010105.html
Spiro Mounds; Oklahoma's Past Indian History __ "The mounds at Spiro, Oklahoma, are among the most important archaeological remains in the United States. A remarkable assemblage of artifacts from the mounds shows that prehistoric Spiro people created a sophisticated culture which influenced the entire Southeast" A lesson plan about part of Oklahoma's heritage. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/7n3yw
State History Quiz Show __ This is a lesson plan which can be adopted for any state. It is fun as well as educational. Goals, procedure and materials. - From education-world.com - http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/archives/02-1/lesson010.shtml
State Reports __ Students will use different types of resources (computer software, research books, etc.) to find the climate, landforms, natural resources, government officials, etc. of a specific state. In this case, yours. Goals, procedure and materials. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8alyq
US template __ Print out this template for your students to create a state brochure as a class activity. - From North Canton City Schools - http://tinyurl.com/8yqbn
Virtual Field Trips and State Resources - Oklahoma __ As a class activity you can take any of a series of virtual online field trips around the state. Some of these "trips" also have lesson plans which may be ordered, others are free. - from Macmillan/McGraw-Hill - http://tinyurl.com/9vq4v
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