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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

Traveling Trunks
Oklahoma Agriculture
Oil and Gas
Oklahomans and Space

E-Exhibit
Oklahomans and Space

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)

Audio/Visual
“Aviation Has an Oklahoma Accent" c. late 1960s” (F2010.108.1.002) OHS Film and Video Archives

Last of the Boom Towns: Oklahoma City and Seminole part 1, part 2 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

Additional Resources

Travel OK website
Oklahoma Ag In the Classroom
Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
Tinker Air Force Base
Vance Air Force Base
Altus Air Force Base
American Indian Chamber of Commerce




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