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Oklahoma: Land of Contrasts (My State History) Ц Student Edition


Great care and pride have been taken throughout each stage of development for Oklahoma: Land of Contrasts. The textbook is written in an interesting narrative style, richly illustrated, and meets ALL of the state’s standards. All books in the My State History series are arranged in chapters and sections with core skills emphasized in every chapter. Readers will find the textbook is filled with images that create interest and teach. There are also exercises and activities included in the book that are designed to further engage students.
Reading age: Middle School students


Chapter 1: Celebrate Oklahoma!
- Section 1: Kaleidoscope of Events
- Section 2: Museums and Historic Sites
- Section 3: Ethnic Groups

Chapter 2: Where in the World is Oklahoma?
- Section 1: What is Geography?
- Section 2: Geography Regions
- Section 3: Oklahoma's Natural Resources
- Section 4: Oklahoma's Climate

Chapter 3: Early Cultures in Our Land
- Section 1: The Earliest People
- Section 2: Historic Indian Cultures

Chapter 4: European Quest for New Land
- Section 1: Early European Explorers
- Section 2: European-Indian Contact

Chapter 5: Oklahoma in Early America
- Section 1: Colonial America
- Section 2: the Louisiana Purchase

Chapter 6: A Clash of Cultures
- Section 1: Treaties
- Section 2: Trail of Tears

Chapter 7: New Land, New Beginnings
- Section 1: Forts
- Section 2: Adapting to Indian Territory

Chapter 8: Opening the West
- Section 1: Westward Movement
- Section 2: Crossing the Territory

Chapter 9: The Civil War in the Indian Territory
- Section 1: Divided Loyalties
- Section 2: Indian Territory Joins the Confederacy

Chapter 10: Trouble on the Plains
- Section 1: From Destruction to Reconstruction
- Section 2: War on the Plains

Chapter 11: Rebuilding Indian Territory
- Section 1: The Five Nations Start Over
- Section 2: Rebuilding the Economy
- Section 3: Law and Disorder

Chapter 12: Boomers, Sooners, and Oklahoma Territory
- Section 1: Dissolving a Way of Life
- Section 2: Oklahoma Territory

Chapter 13: Creating the 46th State
- Section 1: Growth in the Territories
- Section 2: Statehood

Chapter 14: Growing Pains
- Section 1: Politics
- Section 2: Industry and Progress
- Section 3: World War I

Chapter 15: The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression
- Section 1: The Roaring Twenties
- Section 2: The Great Depression

Chapter 16: War and Baby Boomers
- Section 1: World War II
- Section 2: Social Change
- Section 3: The Post War Period

Chapter 17: Politics, Protest and Social Change
- Section 1: War and Politics
- Section 2: State Affairs in the 1970s

Chapter 18: Oklahoma Round Up
- Section 1: The 1980s
- Section 2: The 1990s
- Section 3: Contemporary Oklahoma
- Section 4: Oklahoma's People

Chapter 19: Oklahoma Government
- Section 1: State Government
- Section 2: Local Government

Atlas of Oklahoma

About the Author
Bonnie McDonald grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Mountain View High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology and journalism from South-western Oklahoma State University. She had the opportunity to meet many Oklahomans while working as a newspaper reporter and photographer at Woodward and later at Lawton.
As a writer, editor and photographer in the Communications Section of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Bonnie travelled throughout the state gathering information for stories about education. After earning a master's degree in community college education and journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma, she has worked on various freelance projects.

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