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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.6.2 Analyze the impact of economic growth in various sectors including:

A. impact of rural to urban migration
B. development of wind, water, and timber resources
C. continuing role of agriculture
D. emergence of tourism as an industry
E. development of the aerospace and aviation industry including the FAA and the influence of weather research on national disaster preparedness
F. oil and gas boom and bust, including the discovery of new fossil fuel resources
G. improvement of the state’s transportation infrastructures, such as the interstate highway system and the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Larkin Warner, "Oklahoma Economy"
Brad Agnew, "Twentieth-Century Oklahoma"

Research Center Resources

John W. Morris, Geography of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1977)

Audio/Visual

"Tomorrow Belongs to Oklahoma," The WKY KTVY KFOR Archives by OHS (F2013.134.2.0054, OHS)

Economic Development Specialists https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc207160/

Online Primary Sources

United States Census Bureau

Additional Resources

Oklahoma Council for Economic Education




A. impact of rural to urban migration

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Donald E. Green, "Settlement Patterns"
Dianna Everett, "Manufacturing"
Keith Tolman, "Aviation Manufacturing"
Linda D. Wilson, "Oklahoma City"
Carl E. Gregory, "Tulsa"
Larry O'Dell, "Norman"
Brenda Granger, "Edmond"
Cynthia Savage, "Lawton"
Cynthia Savage, "El Reno"
Gary L. Brown, "Enid"
Donald A. Wise, "Broken Arrow"
Alan Davenport and Jason Davenport, "Newcastle"
Maxine Bamburg, "Ardmore"

Research Center Resources

John W. Morris, Cities of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1979)

Audio/Visual

Online Primary Sources

"Oklahoma-Rural Definitions: State-Level Maps," USDA




B. development of wind, water, and timber resources

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

William G. Ross, "Forestry"
Scott Greene and Steve Stadler, "Wind Energy"
Glen Roberson, "Grand River Dam Authority"
Kenneth S. Johnson, "Lakes and Reservoirs"
Kenneth S. Johnson, "Rivers and Streams"

Research Center Resources

John W. Morris, Geography of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1977)

Audio/Visual
"Oklahoma Forestry," (2010.108.1.010, OHS)

Additional Resources

"Resources," Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council
"Renewable Energy," Oklahoma State Commerce Department




C. continuing role of agriculture

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Trunks
Oklahoma Agriculture

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Gilbert C. Fite, "Farming"
Brett Adams, "Irrigation"
Larry O'Dell, "Sidewalk and Suitcase Farmers"
Paul D. Travis and Jeffrey B. Robb, "Corn (crop)"
Garry L. Nall, "Cotton"
Paul D. Travis and Jeffrey B. Robb, "Wheat"
Brett F. Carver, "'Early Triumph' Wheat"
Eric T. Stafne, "Grape and Wine Industry"
Larry O'Dell, "Peanuts"

Research Center Resources

Donald Edward Green, Rural Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1982)

Additional Resources

Oklahoma Ag In the Classroom




D. emergence of tourism as an industry

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

George O. Carney, "Recreation and Entertainment"
Richard Lowitt, "Environment and Cultural Ecology"
Linda D. Wilson, "Oklahoma Today"
Annette B. Fromm, "Festivals"
LaRadius Allen, "Alabaster Caverns State Park"
Linda D. Wilson, "Heavener Runestone State Park"
Michael Cassity, "Route 66"

Research Center Resources

Audio/Visual

Oklahoma Department of Tourism Collection, Oklahoma Historical Society

Additional Resources

Travel OK




E. development of the aerospace and aviation industry including the FAA and the influence of weather research on national disaster preparedness

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Traveling Trunks
Oklahomans and Space

E-Exhibits
Oklahomans and Space

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Bill Moore, "Aviation"
Keith Tolman, "Airports"
Keith Tolman, "Aviation Manufacturing"
Thomas L. Hedglen, "Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center"
Keith Tolman, "Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission"
Keith Tolman, "Braniff International Airways"
Erik D. Carlson, "Post, Wiley Hardeman"
Tally D. Fugate, "Midwest City Douglas Aircraft Company Plant"
James L. Crowder, "Tinker Air Force Base"
Richard S. Guinan, "Altus Air Force Base"
Thomas L. Hedglen, "Vance Air Force Base"
Leo Kelley, "Tornadoes"

Research Center Resources

Audio/Visual

Additional Resources

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
Federal Aviation Administration
The National Severe Storms Laboratory
"A Look at the Aviation Industry in Oklahoma," Southeastern State Oklahoma State University, August 18, 2016
Carlos Acosta, "The Rise of the Aerospace and Aviation Industries in Oklahoma," University of Tulsa, February 18, 2013





F. oil and gas boom and bust, including the discovery of new fossil fuel resources

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Traveling Trunk
Oil and Gas

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Kenny A. Franks, "Petroleum Industry"
Ken Anderson, "Natural Gas"
Ross Peterson-Veatch, "Kerr-McGee Corporation"
Christopher J. Castaneda, "Phillips Petroleum Company"

Research Center Resources

John W. Morris, Drill Bits, Picks, and Shovels: A History of Mineral Resources in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1982)

Audio/Visual

Online Primary Sources

"Oil and Gas," Voices of Oklahoma

Additional Resources

Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
Oil & Gas History, Tulsa Library
"Oklahoma Passage Telecourse #114 Petroleum & Mining - Unit 3, Lesson 4," 1991-09-03, OETA, American Archive of Public Broadcasting




G. improvement of the state’s transportation infrastructures, such as the interstate highway system and the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

History Alive! Living History
Harvey Girl

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Bill Corbett, "Transportation"
Augustus J. Veenendaal Jr., "Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway"
Keith Tolman, "Braniff International Airways"
Dianna Everett, "Highways"
Dianna Everett, "Turnpikes and Toll Bridges"
Anna Eddings, "Bridges"
Larry O'Dell, "McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System"
Michael J. Hightower, "Tulsa Port of Catoosa"
Michael J. Hightower, "Port of Muskogee"
Larry O'Dell, "Arkansas River"
Michael Cassity, "Route 66"

Research Center Resources

Dedication of I-35 From Ardmore to Davis, text, 1970

Audio/Visual
"Our Highways…A New Look," (1964. F2010.108.1.023, OHS)
"Oklahoma Passages: A History of Mobility," (F2009.117.11, OHS)

Online Primary Sources

US Army of Engineers
Interactive Map
"State Highway Map Archive," Oklahoma Department of Transportation
"National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, 1956," National Archives

Additional Resources

Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum




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