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Grade 3: Social Studies Content Skills

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze the traits of good citizens.

  1. Commemorate Celebrate Freedom Week by recognizing the sacrifices and contributions to American freedom by veterans…
  2. Examine and determine the main purposes of Oklahoma’s state government and identify representative leaders of the state of Oklahoma and the three branches of government (CCRIT 2).
  3. Describe the connection between the historic significance of past events and people and the symbols of Oklahoma’s history including the Oklahoma State Seal and the Oklahoma flag. (CCRIT 3)

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

45th Infantry Division in World War II e-exhibit
Oklahoma Symbols trunk: trunk description
USS Oklahoma in World War II e-exhibit
World War II Nurse living history
Governors of Oklahomaprintable list
Make Your Own Bookmark,” Oklahoma symbols
Oklahoma state symbols list
Oklahoma symbols crossword and word find

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Agnew, Brad, “World War II
Bissett, Jim. “World War I
Everett, Dianna. “State Emblems
Farmer, Rick. “Legislature
Goble, Danney. “Government and Politics
Gonzales, Mike. “Forty-fifth Infantry Division
Meadows, William C. “Code Talkers
Stephens, Jerry E. “Judiciary

Research Center Resources


  • Counties and county seats list and map, Oklahoma Resources, Oklahoma Historical Society website
  • Historical Board of the Forty-fifth Infantry Division, The Fighting Forty-fifth: The Combat Report of an Infantry Division, compiled by Leo V. Bishop, Frank J. Glasgow and George A. Fisher (Baton Rouge, LA: Army and Navy Publishing Co., 1946)
  • Fischer, LeRoy H., ed. Oklahoma’s Governors, 4 vols. (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1975–1985)
    Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4
  • Franks, Kenny A. Citizen Soldiers: Oklahoma’s National Guard (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984)
  • Kirkpatrick, Samuel A. The Legislative Process in Oklahoma: Policy-Making, People, and Politics (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951)
  • List of Governors, Oklahoma Territory to present (OHS website)
  • Meadows, William C. Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche Military Societies: Enduring Veterans, 1800 to the Present (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999)
  • Owens, Oscar Lee. A History of the Second World War: A Remembrance, An Appreciation, A Memorial (Oklahoma City: Victory Publishing Co., 1948)
  • The Fighting Men of Oklahoma, 2 Vols. (Oklahoma City, OK: Victory Publishing Co., 1946)
  • “State Emblems” (vertical file, OHS)
  • “World War, 1939–1945” (vertical file, OHS)


Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection

  • Bill Willett interview, 11/18/1976, 45th Infantry Division during WWII and Korean War, (H1988.027)
  • Pendleton Woods interview, 9/10/1999, Comanche Code Talker during WWII (H1999.126)
  • Walter Hammert interview, 12/28/1999, Korean war veteran ( H1999.163)

Additional Resources

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