OAS

Conflict Kitchen

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Description: The United States has conflicts with other countries. U.S. citizens have perceptions that are often negative toward these countries. How can we change these perceptions in our students? The answer is educating students about the culture and people of these countries, hence, the importance of geography classes. This lesson will allow the students to explore the culture of a country they are studying and work to change perceptions.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Brenda Chapman

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

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Description: The word today struggles with the credibility of stories and sources. There are a variety of reasons for this phenomenon – satire, entertainment, political partisanship, and social media. Students will experience the process of determining credibility of sources. (Media Literacy)

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Brenda Chapman

Water We Going To Do?

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Description: In this lesson, students will explore how water behaves on various substrates (ground surfaces), what occurs during a flood, and the causes of flash floods. This lesson concludes with students designing and testing various floodplain models intended to mitigate the effects of flash floods.

Grade level(s): Middle and High School  Standards: OAS, GFL                          Produced By: Danny Mattox

Immigration & Ethnic Settlement Patterns In Post-Reconstruction Oklahoma, 1865 - 1900

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Description: In this lesson students will explore the different immigration and migration patterns of settlement in post-reconstruction Oklahoma, and develop an appreciation of our rich cultural and ethnic heritage.

  Grade level(s): High School                    Standards: OAS, GFL              Produced By: Lynn Tilley

Loaded Language: The Smoking Gun of Bias

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the language used by various media to sway public opinion.

  Grade level(s): Middle                      Standards: OAS                      Produced By: Brian Davis

I Have Heard of a Land: Using Oklahoma’s Giant Traveling Map, with Historical Maps, to Tell a Complete Story

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Description: Geography is the landscape on which History happens. In this lesson, students will use an award-winning historical fiction picture book, the Oklahoma Giant Traveling Map, and a series of Oklahoma historical maps, to gain a better understanding of why Blacks from the South, single women, and other pioneers came to participate in the land runs, as well as the impact on Native Americans already living in the areas. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding that history usually has more than one perspective to events happening.

 Grade level(s): Elementary, Middle, and    High School                   Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Lynn Tilley

When Maps Lie

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Description: Students will understand the limitations and uses of different map projections, as well as becoming familiar with how maps can be used to accidentally or intentionally misrepresent facts

  Grade level(s): Elementary, Middle and     High School                      Standards: OAS, GFL              Produced By: Janet Hall

Carbon Footprints, Finding Solutions

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Description: Students will gain understanding in the climate change. Students will engage in technology and create an action plan addressing the world-wide conservation and environmental crisis while learning human-environmental interaction concepts related in geography.

 Grade level(s): Middle and High School   Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: LeaAnn Wyrick

Can You C-Me?

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Description: This lesson asks students to investigate a scientific phenomenon, coronal mass ejections (CME), that could have major impacts on our infrastructure, society, and the world. However, strong coronal mass ejections are not well understood by scientists and the public is mostly unaware that this threat even exists. A Carrington Class CME could strike at any time, and depending on its strength and our response, the event could be so catastrophic that modern civilization is forever changed. Using a CME investigation as the backbone, teachers can take this lesson down a variety of paths that relate to human systems, environment, and society.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Danny Mattox

Tectonic Leadership

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is for students to examine how leaders in the countries affected by the Ring of Fire, shape geopolitical choices.  Students will do this through readings and dramatizations.  It is designed to introduce students to rulers in this region of the world and examine how they are shaping geo-political issues today.  Students will also become familiar with some distinctive elements of the various cultures.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Ann Kennedy

Pacific Rim Economic Tigers

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Description: This lesson will focus on four counties which have been given the nickname Economic Tigers because of their aggressive economies. They are: South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.  The impact of the Ring of Fire on these economies will also be explored.  This is a great hands-on lesson that will address some of the economic problems of today.

 Grade level(s): Middle                         Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Teresa Begley

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Tectonic Changes along the Pacific Rim

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Description: Using a variety of online, print, and visual evidence, students will be challenged to defend of refute the label, Ring of Fire, as an accurate and appropriate description of the physical region of the Pacific Rim and its history, as well as future potential for devastating tectonic events. As a conclusion to student investigations, students will create and publish their findings in an online, digital journal. The lesson is most effective if students have access to the internet at multiple stages of the lesson; however, options are available should access be limited.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Pam Merrill

R U a Geo-Techie? Digital Tools for Geographic Learning

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Description: This lesson offers teachers information and resources for assisting students in this process, while examining the topic of informational technology’s impact on developing nations, the cultural diffusion such technology has brought, and the political/social issues involved in determining access to information. This overview of the possibilities of producing digital learning products can be used anytime during the year.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC           Produced By: Pam Merrill

Who Owns the Sea

Description: China’s territorial conflicts with neighboring countries not only include land conflicts with India. As China seeks to control potential underwater fossil fuel resources, their conflicts also extend into the East China Sea and the South China Sea and include high-tech “island creation” by China’s government.  Students will analyze a series of graphics in order to understand and make predictions about these conflicts.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Janet Hall

Vietnam, A Fast Growing Economy

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Follow these links to the lesson: Lesson Plan, PowerPoint 1, and PowerPoint 2.

Description: This lesson focuses on the history of human-environment interactions in the Florida Everglades region since the late 19th century. The long-term effects of these interactions are discussed and evaluated.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Glenda Sullivan