Social Studies


Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Social Studies, Pre-Kindergarten-12

On March 29, 2012 the Oklahoma State Board of Education adopted the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Social Studies, Pre-K - 12 as the new Social Studies curriculum standards framework for Oklahoma's schools. The framework sets forth a challenging and focused course of study and is designed to lay the groundwork for citizenship development.

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Oklahoma Academic Social Study Standards

Oklahoma Academic Standards - Social Studies Resources

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United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The 52nd Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, will be held in Washington, D. C., from March 8-15, 2014. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials for the Departments of State and Defense and directors of federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Each delegate will be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies. The Hearst Foundations will pay all expenses for the Washington Week, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals. Information about the national program can be found at ussenateyouth.org

The Oklahoma Program 

The Oklahoma State Department of Education coordinates and implements the USSYP on a yearly basis. It is overseen by the Director of Social Studies Education in the Office of Instruction on behalf of State Superintendent Janet Barresi. The USSYP is a competition scholarship program in which two Oklahoma high school students will win a one-week, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., and a $5,000 college scholarship from the Hearst Foundations.

For additional information download the USSYP Oklahoma Program information sheet or contact Kelly Curtright or 405-522-3523.


The Office of Standards and Curriculum is available to provide professional development to teachers in their local area, either face-to-face or through videoconference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. In order for the professional development to have as much impact as possible, for face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at at least 5 districts, an entire county, or that contain at least 45 teachers. For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions any size group can be accommodated.


 

Freedom Week

Short Title: Schools; changing Veterans Day to Celebrate Freedom
An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 24-152,
which relates to Veterans Day in public schools;
designating Celebrate Freedom Week

Click here for a copy of the Bill

Curriculum Guide

American Heritage Education Foundation

Freedom Work With Technology

Resources

Celebration Freedom Week - Declare It!

Freedom Week Resources and Links from Arkansas Department of Education

Freedom Week Resources - State of Texas | Resource 2

Freedom Week Resources - Florida

History of Monarchies

Close Up Foundation

Bill of Rights Institute

James Madison Foundation

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Constitution Day

Law Requires Lessons on Constitution:
Pub. L. 108-447, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,
Dec. 8,2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45
“Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year
shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution
on September 17 of such year
for the students served by the educational institution.”

The Constitution

Constitution Day

Bill of Rights Institute

Center for Civic Education

The Constitution for Kids (K-3)

Lesson Plans - Constitutional Rights Foundation

100 Milestone Document

Today's Congress - Dirksen Center

Library of Congress

Charters of Freedom

About Government - Dirksen Center

Citizenship

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Resources

Building Academic Vocabulary

The White House

Accountability and Assessment

Oklahoma Bar Association - Civics

Geography Bee

National Geographic - Geography

Maggie's Earth Adventures

National Geographic for Kids

Federal Reserve Bank

Oklahoma Global Education

Oklahoma History Day

History.com

Center for Civic Education

The Cagle Post Cartooning
and Commentary

US Senate
OK Senate

US House of Representatives
OK House of Representatives

US Supreme Court
OK Supreme Court

Oklahoma State Election Board

Constitutional Rights Foundation

OK Federal Reserve Bank

Measuring Worth

World Neighbors

Web Atlas of Oklahoma

National Geographic Education Foundation

National Geographic
National Graphic for Kids

Worldometers

National Archives

History.com

National History Day
Oklahoma History Day
Gilder Lehrman Institute
of American History

National Women's History Project

George Washington,
A National Treasure

Sixth Floor Museum
Dealey Plaza

National Civil Rights Museum

The Living Room Candidate
Presidential Candidate Commercials

The Book Shelf
Home of Heroes

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Official AP Cram Packet for US History

Central Pacific Railroad
Photographic History

American Rhetoric

Stratford Hall Plantation

National Consortium for
Teaching about Asia

OK Consortium for
Teaching about Asia

Oklahoma Global Education

Mt. Vernon

Colonial Williamsburg
Electronic Field Trips

Oklahoma History Center

National Cowboy and
Western Heritage Museum

Will Rogers Memorial Museum

Harn Homestead

Gilcrease Museum

Sam Noble Museum

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Marland Estate Museum

Woolaroc

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Oklahoma Museums Association

Library of Congress

Harry Truman Library and Museum

Smithsonian

National Museum of American History

Civil War Trust

National Park Service

Washita Battlefield National
Historic Site

45th Infantry Division Museum

Oklahoma Aquarium

Jamestown and Yorktown
Curriculum Materials

Colonial Historical National Park

National Standards - Geography
National Standards - Social Studies
National Standards - Civics
National Standards - Economics
National Standards K-12 Finance
National Standards HS Psychology

The Political Dr. Seuss
Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss
Cutting "Leuss" with Dr. Seuss

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Echoes and Reflections
Liberation of Dachau
Ann Frank Museum
Yad Vashem World Center
for Holocaust Research

Jewish Federation of Tulsa
Respect Diversity Foundation
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Anti-defamation League

Oklahoma Links

Story of the Oklahoma Flag
Department of Tourism
 

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Professional Development, Grant, and Fellowship Resources

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Professional Organizations

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For more information contact: Kelly Curtright, Director of Social Studies Education, (405) 522-3523

Last updated on February 20, 2014