Upper Elementary

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: Ann Kennedy

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

The Parrot Says: Save the Rainforest

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Description: Students will understand how human settlement and deforestation drove the Puerto Rican Parrot to the brink of extinction.

Grade level(s): Upper ElementaryMiddle, High School              Standards: OAS, GFL              Produced By: Lee Ann Harrelson