High School

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

Transportation in the News

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Description: Students see transportation all around them but do not know geographic and historic background about the development of types of transportation. Students will gain geographic and historic perspectives about transportation as they explore American ingenuity that overcame geographic and economic issues in history.

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

The Push-Pull Factor Getting to the Bottom of It

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Description: The goal of this lesson is for students to identify the main groups of immigrants to the United States from 1820-1920, and the push-pull factors associated with these immigrant groups.

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

From Sodom to the Promise Land: The Exodusters

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Description: Students will identify and describe migration of African Americans following the Civil War from the Southern States westward, particularly the Exoduster Movement, and its effect on the settlement of African American settlements in what is now the State of Oklahoma. 

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Shirley Nero

Manifest Destiny According to Fakebook

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Description: Manifest Destiny was an extremely powerful idea in the 19th century United States. The essence of Manifest Destiny was that North America was intended by God to be populated and governed by Anglo-Saxon Americans. This meant that the spread of United States democracy and industry was part of the Divine plan. Of course, there were other people on the North American continent who disagreed with this notion. In this lesson students will explore the idea of Manifest Destiny.

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

A Sense of Place in America: 1865 - 1900

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Description: Students will create a sense of place for an area in the United States after examining life during and after post-Civil War and Reconstruction in the northeast urban, southern rural and western territory regions.

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