Where History Happens

Second lesson in the unit, Oklahoma History: More Than Just OK

Oklahoma, as a place, is often defined by its landforms, natural resources, and climate. Oklahoma’s landforms also helped shape its economy and its history. Distinct geographies from the north, south, east, and west come together in Oklahoma. They range from high plateaus and mesas to tall and short grass prairies and from mountains and forests to floodplains. The cross timbers, separating east from west, has also influenced its history. In this lesson students will examine how the physical geography of Oklahoma has impacted the way its people have lived and worked. The Photo Story will feature landscapes around the state and the various lifestyles of prehistoric people.