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Grade 3: Social Studies Content Skills

Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the significant events and historic personalities contributing to the development of the state Oklahoma

  1. Conduct short research projects and examine notable historic and present-day Oklahomans utilizing biographies and informational texts to describe their significant contributions including Sequoyah, Bill Pickett, Jim Thorpe, the Kiowa Six (formerly the Kiowa Five), Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Woody Guthrie, Clara Luper, Wilma Mankiller, Gordon Cooper, Shannon Lucid, Mickey Mantle, Carl Albert, and the Five Ballerinas. (CCW 7)

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Anderson, William L. "Sequoyah"
Bloom, John "Thorpe, James Francis"
Carlson, Erik D. "Post, Wiley Hardeman"
Decker, Stefanie Lee. "Luper, Clara Shepard"
Everett, Dianna "Pickett, William"
Foster, Toni Annette "Larkin, Moscelyne"
Logsdon, Guy "Guthrie, Woodrow Wilson"
May, Jon D. "Winnie Mae"
Moore, Bill "Cooper, Leroy Gordon, Jr.," "Lucid, Shannon Matilda Wells"
Nance, Starlynn Raenae. "Tallchief, Elizabeth Maria"
Nichols, "Mantle, Mickey Charles"
Reddin, Paul "Wild West Shows and Performers"
Short, Candy Franklin. "Hightower, Rosella," "Tallchief, Marjorie Louise"
Sloan, Erin M. "Albert, Carl Bert"
Vincent, Melissa, "Chouteau, Myra Yvonne"
Watson, Douglas "Rogers, William Penn Adair"
Watson, Mary Jo. "Asah, Spencer," "Auchiah, James," "Hokeah, Jack," "Jacobson, Oscar Brousse," "Mopope, Steven" "Smoky, Lois," "Tsatoke, Monroe"
Wilson, Linda D. "Mankiller, Wilma Pearl"

Research Center Resources

Library
Albert, Carl with Danney Goble. Little Giant: The Life and Times of Speaker Carl Albert (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990)
Asch, Moses. American Folksong, Woody Guthrie (New York: W.W. Norton, c2004)
Basel, Roberta. Sequoyah: Inventor of Written Cherokee (Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2007)
Bernotas, Bob. Jim Thorpe: Sac and Fox Athlete (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1992)
Burke, Bob. From Oklahoma to Eternity: The Life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, 1998)
Burke, Bob, Kenny A. Franks and Royse Parr. Glory Days of Summer: The History of Baseball in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, 1999)
Carlile, Glenda. Astronauts, Athletes, and Ambassadors: Oklahoma Women from 1950–2007 (Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, c2007)
Clara Luper Collection, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City
Cray, Ed. Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie (New York: W.W. Norton, c2004)
Day, Donald ed. The Autobiography of Will Rogers (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949)
Dunn, Dorothy. American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Area (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1968)
Franklin, Jimmie Lewis. Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982)
Graves, Carl R. "The Right to Be Served: Oklahoma City's Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 1958–1964," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 59 (Summer 1981)
Foreman, Grant. Sequoyah (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1938)
Hanes, Bailey C. Bill Pickett, Bulldogger: The Biography of a Black Cowboy (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977)
Hoig, Stan. Sequoyah: The Cherokee Genius (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1995)
Klein, Joe. Woody Guthrie: A Life (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980)
Klinka, Karen. "Five Indian Ballerinas to be Named Oklahoma Treasures," Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 5 October 1997
Lester, Patrick D. The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters (Tulsa: OK: SIR Publications, 1995)
Livingston, Lili Cockerille. American Indian Ballerinas (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997)
Lowe, Pat. Will Rogers Official Genealogy and Bibliography (Claremore, Okla.: Will Rogers Memorial, 1997)
Luper, Clara. Behold the Walls (Oklahoma City: J. Wire, 1979)
Mankiller, Wilma Pearl and Michael Wallis. Mankiller: A Chief and Her People (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993)
Mohler, Stanley R. and Bobby H. Johnson. Wiley Post, His Winnie Mae, and the World's First Pressure Suit (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1971)
Newcombe, Jack. The Best of the Athletic Boys: The White Man's Impact on Jim Thorpe (New York: Doubleday, 1975)
"Oscar Jacobson," vertical file, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City
Porter, Willard. Who's Who in Rodeo (Oklahoma City: Powder River Books, 1982)
Schoor, Gene. The Jim Thorpe Story: America's Greatest Athlete (New York: Julian Messner, 1951)
Seeger, Pete. Woody Guthrie Folk Songs: A Collection of Songs by America's Foremost Balladeer (New York: Ludlow Music, c1963)
"Shannon Lucid," vertical file, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City
Snodgrass, Jeanne O. American Indian Painters: A Biographical Directory (New York: The Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1968)
Sterling, Bryan B. and Frances N. Sterling. Will Rogers and Wiley Post: Death at Barrow (New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., 1993)
Tallchief, Maria and Larry Kaplan. Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997)
Wheeler, Robert. Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979)
"Wilma Mankiller," vertical file, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
"Winnie Mae," vertical file, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
Yagoda, Ben. Will Rogers: A Biography (New York: HarperCollins Publisher, 1993)
"Yvonne Chouteau," vertical file, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society

Audio/Visual
Clara Luper Show, Clara Luper Collection, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, YouTube Channel
Clara Luper interview, September 7, 1999, H1999.174, Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
"Day Before Post/Rogers Fatal Crash (1935)," 23348.3, Herbert M. Peck Collection, photographs, box 1, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
"Last Flight," Wiley Post Collection, photographs, box 1, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
Sequoyah: The Great Teacher of the Cherokee Nation (c1974) Oklahoma Department of Libraries Collection, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, YouTube Channel
Will Rogers Biography (c. 1961), F2009.117.022, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Collection, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, YouTube Channel
Will Rogers 1920s A Cowboy Guide to the Times (1976), F2009.117.008, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Collection, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, YouTube Channel

Additional Resources

Carl Albert Collection, Congressional Archives, Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Cassutt, Michael Who's Who in Space: The International Space Year Edition (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993)
Clara Luper Sit Ins OK Moments, Oklahoma Council Social Studies, YouTube Channel
Cooper, Jr., Leroy Gordon. Leap of Faith (New York: Harper Collins Books, 2000)
Guthrie, Woody. Pastures of Plenty: A Self-Portrait, ed. David Marsh and Harold Leventhal (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1990).
"Jack Hokeah, Kiowa," Oscar Jacobson Collection, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Interview with Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation, Voices of Oklahoma, www.voicesofoklahoma.com
Lattimer, Dick. All We Did Was Fly to the Moon (Gainesville, Fla.: Whispering Eagle Press, 1983).
Lehman, Nicholas "Jim Thorpe," in ESPN SportsCentury, ed. Michael MacCambridge (New York: Hyperion, 1999)
Lisa, Laurie "Wilma Mankiller," in Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. Bataille, Gretchen M. and Laurie Lisa (2d ed.; New York: Routledge, 2001).
Long, Barbara Jim Thorpe: Legendary Athlete (Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1997)
"Marjorie Tallchief Skibine," vertical file, Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City
"Mickey Mantle," vertical file, Archives, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City
Mundis, Jerrold J. "He Took the Bull by the Horns," American Heritage (December 1967)
Payne, John Howard "Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Sequoyah or George Gist," Journal of Cherokee Studies 2 (Fall 1977)
Samuels, Harold and Peggy Samuels. The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, Inc., 1976)
Santelli, Robert and Emily Davidson, eds., Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1999)
"Spencer Asah Lallo Little Boy," Oscar Jacobson Collection, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Sterling, Bryan B. and Frances N. Sterling. Forgotten Eagle: Wiley Post, America's Heroic Aviation Pioneer (New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2001)
White, Ron. "Tales of a Space Explorer," Oklahoma Today 46 (April–May 1996)




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