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Crossroads of Commerce Exhibit

Grade Level Standards Addressed
  • Gather evidence that shows how plants/animals can change the environment to meet their needs (ESS2-2)
  • Explain how various community people (police officers, business professionals, etc.) impact our lives (SS.CS.2.1)
First Grade
  • Summarize the need for money, how money is earned, and how money/credit are used (SS.CS.2.1)
  • Define/explain the roles of consumers/producers in the American economy (SS.CS.2.2)
  • Summarize how historic inventors/entrepreneurs contributed to the prosperity of the nation (SS.CS.2.3)
Second Grade
  • Solve real-world problems using addition/subtraction (N.2.5)
  • Describe/classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties (PS1-2)
  • Describe ways people are paid for their labor, how goods/services are purchased, and provide examples of interdependence through trade/barter and purchase (SS.CS.2.1)
  • Make the connection between taxes and community services (schools, sanitation and water, fire and police protection, libraries, and roads) (SS.CS.2.2)
Third Grade
  • Compare differences among human/natural/capital resources used to produce goods/services (SS.CS.2.1)
  • Examine how Oklahoma’s major economic activities have contributed to the growth of the state (SS.CS.2.1)
  • Describe how early Native Americans used Oklahoma’s natural resources (SS.CS.3.2.A)
Fourth Grade
  • Compare/contrast trade items to identify similarities/ differences between three dimensional shapes (GM.1.3)
  • Solve real-world problems using addition, subtraction and multiplication (N.1.5)
  • Compare/contrast/analyze natural resources and how they impacted the economy/their connections to global trade (SS.CS.1.3&4)
  • Summarize how people interact with their environment to resolve geographic challenges (industry, transportation, etc.) (SS.CS.1.5)
  • Identify major Native American groups, their ways of life in each region (housing and economic activities, customs and storytelling), and their contributions to American culture/history (SS.CS.2.1)
  • Identify/evaluate instances of cooperation/conflict between Native American groups/European settlers arising from the Columbian Exchange (SS.CS.2.4)
Sixth Grade
  • Use ratios to compare quantities/solve problems in various contexts (N.3.1&3)
  • Solve/interpret real-world problems involving money (N.4.4)
  • Identify the economic regions in North America; summarize the impact of the distribution of major resources (SS.CS.2.1.C)
  • Describe/compare examples of the market/command economic systems including how governments affect economic activities (SS.CS.4.2)
Seventh Grade
  • Engage/solve real-world, multi-step problems using proportional reasoning (A.2.2&3)
  • Gather examples to show the relationship between the distribution of major renewable/nonrenewable resources and evaluate how the three levels of economic activities (primary, secondary, and tertiary) contribute to the development of a country or region (SS.CS.5.1)
  • Define/apply basic economic concepts (scarcity/surplus, cost/benefit analysis, risk/reward relationship, etc.) to a variety of economic situations (CS.1.1)
  • Describe the role of production, land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship, and technology in economic systems (CS.2.2/CS.8)
  • The student will analyze how money makes it easier to trade/borrow/save/invest/compare the value of goods/ services (CS.6)
Oklahoma History
  • Compare/contrast the goals/significance of early European expeditions including the impact of disease, interactions with Native Americans, and the arrival of new technologies (CS.1.3&4)
  • Summarize/analyze the role of river transportation to early trade/mercantile settlements (CS.2.1)
  • Describe the major trading/peacekeeping goals of early military posts (CS.2.2)
  • Identify major sources of local/state revenues and the services provided. Analyze the impact of economic growth in various sectors (CS.3.5/CS.5.2)
  • Examine how the cycles of boom/bust of the oil industry affected major sectors of the state’s economy and society, as well as the roles of entrepreneurs (CS.4.4&CS.5.5)
  • Analyze the evolving relationship between state/tribal governments (CS.5.5)
  • Describe the contemporary role the state’s agriculture plays in feeding the nation and the world (CS.5.7)
World History and Geography
  • The student will evaluate the global transformation brought about by the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars (CS.4/CS.6)

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