Grade 3: Social Studies Academic Standards
3.4.3 Examine how the development of Oklahoma’s major economic activities have contributed to the growth of the state, including, mining and energy industry, agriculture, aviation, tourism, tribal enterprises, and military installations.
Oklahoma History Center Education Resources
The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
Larkin Warner, "Oklahoma Economy"
Brad Agnew, "Twentieth-Century Oklahoma"
Keith Tolman, "Aero Commander"
Tally D. Fugate, "Anthony Stores"
Keith Tolman, "Aviation Manufacturing"
Lynne Pierson Doti, "Banking Industry"
Keith Tolman, "Cessna, Clyde Vernon"
Carolyn G. Hanneman, "Ditch Witch"
Tally D. Fugate, "Fred Jones Manufacturing Company"
Bobby D. Weaver, "General Motors Assembly Plant"
David Baird, "Grain Elevators"
Larry O'Dell, "Jay-Kola"
Bobby D. Weaver, "Manhattan Construction Company"
Dianna Everett, "Manufacturing"
J'Nell L. Pate, "Oklahoma National Stockyards"
Linda D. Wilson, "Printing and Publishing Industry"
Linda D. Wilson, "Shawnee Mills"
Tally D. Fugate, "Sonic"
Larry O'Dell, "Telephone Industry"
Paul D. Travis and Jeffrey B. Robb, "Corn (crop)"
Garry L. Nall, "Cotton"
Eric T. Stafne, "Grape and Wine Industry"
Larry O'Dell, "Peanuts"
Paul D. Travis and Jeffrey B. Robb, "Wheat"
Richard S. Guinan, "Altus Air Force Base"
Lance Janda, "Fort Sill"
James L. Crowder, "Tinker Air Force Base"
Thomas L. Hedglen, "Vance Air Force Base"
Kenny A. Franks, "Petroleum Industry"
Research Center Resources
Jimmy M. Skaggs, Ranch and Range in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: 1983)
John W. Morris, Drill Bits, Picks, and Shovels: A History of Mineral Resources in Oklahoma(Oklahoma City: 1982)
Donald Edward Green, Rural Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: 1982)
Donovan L. Hofsommer, Railroads in Oklahoma(Oklahoma City: 1977)
“Aviation Has an Oklahoma Accent" c. late 1960s” (F2010.108.1.002) OHS Film and Video Archives
Oklahoma Oilfield Footage, 1924 OHS Film and Video Archives
Oklahoma City Oil Field, reel 2, c. 1930” OHS Film and Video Archives
“It Never Rains Oil, c. 1950” OHC Film and Video Archives
“Pecan Farm, Ardmore, Oklahoma, c. 1930s” OHC Film and Video Archives
Online Primary Sources
Interview with Bob Anthony (Anthony’s Department Store), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with Tom Clark (Tulsair), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with David Green (Hobby Lobby), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with King Kirchner (oilman), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with Ed Malzahn (Ditch Witch), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with L. Francis Rooney III (Manhattan Construction), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with the Perryman Family (Muscogee ranchers), Voices of Oklahoma
Interview with Boone Pickens (oilman), Voices of Oklahoma
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