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1 The students will understand certain facts about the state of Oklahoma. They will know facts such as the state bird, what the name Oklahoma means and the concept of Indian territory

2 What I Already Know What I Want To Know What I Learned

3 A statue entitled "Hopes and Dreams," in downtown Perry was created by local sculptor Bill Bennett and placed there on a massive granite pedestal as a Cherokee Strip Centennial memorial. The statue portrays an early-day couple coming to the newly opened western frontier.

4 There is an operating oil well on state capitol grounds called Capitol Site No. 1. Anadarko is home to the only authentic Indian City in the United States. Phillip H. Sheridan, George A. Custer and William T. Sherman were the founders of the USA's main artillery fort at Fort Sill.. The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City. An Oklahoman, Sylvan Goldman, invented the first shopping cart.

5 The first capital of Oklahoma was in Guthrie, but was moved later to Oklahoma City following a vote of the people. Originally Indian Territory, the state of Oklahoma was opened to settlers in a "Land Rush" in On a given date, prospective settlers would be allowed into the territory to claim plots of land by grabbing the stakes marking each plot. A few of these settlers entered to claim land before the official start of the land run; these cheaters were called "Sooners".

6 Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the Tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation. WKY Radio was the first radio station transmitting from west of the Mississippi River. State Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit {Labor Conquers All Things} Belle Starr one of the most famous women outlaws is buried in an isolated grave southwest of Porum, Oklahoma near the Eufuala Dam.

7 Oklahoma's four mountain ranges include the Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas and the Kiamichis. Oklahoma is bordered by six states: Texas to the South, Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the north and Colorado and New Mexico.

8 Kingfisher is still perceived as the largest wheat market in America Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state Oklahoma's state bird the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher The name "Oklahoma" comes from the Choctaw words: "okla" meaning people and "humma" meaning red, so the state's name literally means "red people."

9 Oklahoma has produced more astronauts than any other state. Oklahoma has the largest American Indian population of any state. Oklahoma's Cimarron county is bordered by more states than any other US county: Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. Oklahoma doesn't have Indian Reservations. The State does however, have 39 federally-recognized tribal nations headquarters in the state, and rank second to California as the state with the largest Native American population. Oklahoma's state capitol building is the only capitol in the world with an oil well under it.

10 Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation in the production of all wheat, fourth in cattle and calf production; fifth in the production of pecans; sixth in peanuts and eighth in peaches. Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state Oklahoma is the third largest gas-producing state in the nation.

11 Oklahoma’s First’s Quiz 1.) The capitol grounds has an oil well on it? a.) True b.) False 2.) What is the name of the town that is the only authentic Indian city in the U.S.? a.) Ponca City b.) Anadarko c.) Oklahoma City 3.) Where is the National Cowboy Hall of Fame? a.) Guthrie b.) Shawnee c.) Oklahoma City 4.) When was the Indian Territory opened up to the white settlers? a.) 1907 b.) 1889 c.) ) What event opened up the Indian Territory to the white settlers? a.) The land Run b.) The Civil War c.) The Revolutionary War 6.) Where is the tribal capital of the Cherokee nation? a.) Choctaw b.) Seminole c.) Tahlequah 7.) Name one of the four mountain ranges in Oklahoma? _________________________________________ 8.) How many states border Oklahoma? a.) Six b.) Four c.) 8 9.) What is the Oklahoma state bird? a.) Bluejay b.) Hummingbirs c.) Scissor Tail Fly Catcher 10.) What does the name “Oklahoma” mean? a.) Redman b.) Cowboy c.) Farmer

12 Oklahoma’s First’s Quiz 1.) Name a unique feature of the Oklahoma capitol grounds? 2.) What is the name of the town that is the only authentic Indian city in the U.S.? 3.) Where is the National Cowboy Hall of Fame? 4.) When was the Indian Territory opened up to the white settlers? 5.) What event opened up the Indian Territory to the white settlers? 6.) Where is the tribal capital of the Cherokee nation? 7.) Name one of the four mountain ranges in Oklahoma? 8.) How many states border Oklahoma? 9.) What is the Oklahoma state bird? 10.) What does the name “Oklahoma” mean?


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