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Skills available for Oklahoma third-grade social studies standards

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  • 3.2 The student will examine Oklahoma's geography and how people of Oklahoma interact with their environment.

    • 3.2.1 Examine Oklahoma's political and physical features.

    • 3.2.2 Examine the interaction of the environment and the peoples of Oklahoma.

      • 3.2.2A Describe how early American Indians used Oklahoma's natural resources, such as bison hunting, fur trading, and farming.

      • 3.2.2B Describe how pioneers to Oklahoma adapted to and modified their environment, such as sod houses, windmills, and crops.

      • 3.2.2C Summarize how the weather and the environment have impacted the economy of Oklahoma in events such as the Dust Bowl, floods, and tornadoes.

      • 3.2.2D Summarize how Oklahomans affect and change their environments such as the construction of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, creation of recreational lakes by the building of dams, irrigation of croplands, and the establishment of wildlife refuges.

    • 3.2.3 Identify the characteristics of renewable and non-renewable resources and evaluate the role of citizens in conserving natural resources.


  • 3.3 The student will analyze the significant events and historic personalities contributing to the development of the state of Oklahoma.

    • 3.3.1 Understand and describe the relationship between historic events and chronology through the creation of basic timelines.

    • 3.3.2 Read and interpret primary sources related to key events in Oklahoma's past.

    • 3.3.3 Describe American Indian pre-contact cultures that have inhabited what is now Oklahoma, such as the Spiro Mound Builders.

    • 3.3.4 Identify cultural similarities and differences of the existing sovereign tribal nations in Oklahoma, especially those near the local community.

    • 3.3.5 Describe early expeditions into Oklahoma such as those of Coronado, Washington Irving, and George Catlin.

    • 3.3.6 Describe the migrations, settlements, relocations and forced removals of American Indians.

    • 3.3.7 Describe cowboy life and cattle drives as typified by experiences along such routes as the Chisholm Trail and the impact of Mexican ranching traditions on the cattle industry and cowboy culture.

    • 3.3.8 Distinguish between the points of view of both American Indians and settlers regarding the opening of territories in Oklahoma for settlement.

    • 3.3.9 Commemorate Statehood Day, November 16, as the joining of Indian and Oklahoma Territories.

    • 3.3.10 Describe the contributions of Oklahoma's military personnel, including the Buffalo Soldiers, the code talkers, and the 45th Infantry.

    • 3.3.11 Explain how Oklahomans come together to help one another during difficult times, such as recovering from the bombing of the Oklahoma City Murrah Building, exhibiting what has become the "Oklahoma Standard."

    • 3.3.12 Examine notable historic and present-day Oklahomans utilizing biographies and information texts such as Jim Thorpe, Sequoyah, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Mickey Mantle, Shannon Lucid, Bill Pickett, Clara Luper, and Maria Tallchief.