Lesson plans and related information are provided to encourage the use of primary source materials in the teaching of Oklahoma history.
Primary source materials offer students firsthand evidence of history. As students analyze historical records, they practice critical thinking skills and gain a better understanding of people and events.
Museums, historical societies, libraries and other organizations across the state preserve and protect Oklahoma’s unique history. These institutions welcome the opportunity to share information about their collections.
The following lesson plans and activities are designed for use with fourth grade students. Particular emphasis has been placed on social studies and information literacy skills. These materials are adaptable for other subjects and grade levels.
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Lesson Plan in Three Parts
- Learning About Farming Using Primary Source Materials
- Harvest Time/Primary and Secondary Sources/Photographic Analysis Worksheet
- Farming Photographs
Lesson Plan in Six Parts
- Learning About Cowboys Using Primary Source Materials
- A Cowboy’s Gear
- Come And Get It: The Chuck Wagon
- Home on the Range: The Life of a Cowboy
- The Devil’s Rope
For questions, additional information, or to offer suggestions for future revisions please email Jan Davis or call (405) 522-3191