Resources

Registered OKAGE members can click here for access to all curriculum, OKAGE Newsletters and a full list of helpful links.  To register click on this link:  Membership

A key element of our mission is to provide classroom resources for educators to prepare globally aware students. You can click on the links below to preview a few of our classroom curriculum documents and some helpful links to resources on other websites. Registered OKAGE members have access to hundreds of helpful documents just like these, prepared by our Teacher Consultants for classroom use. Members also have access to many more Helpful Links to resources on other websites.  

Oklahoma Giant Traveling Map

National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-8.

What better way to teach young people the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography than a half court-sized map of a state on which they can explore, travel from, hop around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun? Follow the link below to fill out the application to use this map in your classroom!


PReview of resources available to okage members

The links below provide the preview of a few of the recent lesson plans (LP), PowerPoint presentations (PPT) and support resources (SR) available to OKAGE members organized by year.


geography 101 live binder resources for all geography teachers

OKAGE has a new web-based collection of Ready-to-Use Classroom Resources for middle school geography teachers! Veteran teachers, please pass along this information to new teachers in your school this year. These resources will assist everyone with "smooth-sailing" and effective implementation of our state’s Oklahoma Academic Standards! Enjoy!

This resource is made available as part from a grant by the National Geographic Education Fund and OKAGE Teacher Consultant Pamela Merrill, Lead Facilitator for last summer’s teacher institute, Geography 101.


FREE Geography Resources for Oklahoma Middle School Geography Teachers from the Oklahoma Social Studies Supervisors Association (OSSSA) 
This past fall marked the opening efforts of collaboration and publication of shared instructional resources from a consortium of Oklahoma curriculum coordinators, school district curriculum specialists, and special interest non-profit organizations associated with OSSSA, including OKAGE. Under the leadership of our State Director, Brenda Chapman, this collection of lesson ideas, classroom presentations, and teaching strategies is provided for every teacher seeking to supplement their adopted texts and classroom materials.
Our first efforts have been targeting the Oklahoma Academic Standards for middle school geography, Grades 6 and 7. Most of the cooperating district leaders identified the need for timely and appropriate resources for grades 6 and 7 social studies to be of "top priority".  There are over 40 linked groups of geographic resources for each grade level! We hope you will enjoy accessing and using this collection, which is housed on the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies website at this link.


The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE) Has Partnered With The National Council For Geographic Education!

Partnership enables NCGE and OKAGE to combine our organizations’ unique strengths to develop a more focused approach to support the status and quality of geography education across Oklahoma. The NCGE-OKAGE partnership recognizes our common goals, and through our joint membership program, we provide complementary support, benefits and opportunities for geography educators in Oklahoma. The partnership provides an opportunity for collaboration on major advancements in curricula and classroom resources, professional development, professional recognition, research, and outreach.

All members of the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education have the opportunity to purchase an NCGE membership at a reduced rate of $50 per member/per year (a $45 savings)!


Geography really comes alive when you review features on a map while in the field.

Geography really comes alive when you review features on a map while in the field.