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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Brenda Chapman, J.D.
Director of Social Studies/Personal Financial Literacy Education
(405) 522-3523



What's New

~** Celebrate Freedom Week **~
Curriculum Guide

Guide to State Standards

Instructional Analysis Toolkit Revised - 9/2/14

Professional Organizations

Social Studies Process and Literacy Skills Resources

Social Studies Standards and Assessment Update - 7/28/14

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United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The 54th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is held in Washington, D. C.. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Delegates 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 is awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Information about the national program can be found at Also, access the national brochure.

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. 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.
Click here for information about the Oklahoma program. Nomination forms are due to our office by Friday, September 18, 2015.  Packets are below.

For additional information call 405-521-4287.


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
Updated 10/22/2014

American Heritage Education Foundation

Freedom Work With Technology


Celebration Freedom Week - Declare It!

Freedom Week Resources and Links from Arkansas Department of Education

Education Service Center | 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


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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

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
National Graphic for Kids


National Archives

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


Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Oklahoma Museums Association

Library of Congress

Harry Truman Library and Museum


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
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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Last updated on October 2, 2015