Summer School Chapters 2-3

  1. High Plains
    This region includes the Panhandle and land along part of the western border of our state.
  2. Gypsum Hills
    • This region inwestern Oklahoma covers a large area from the Kansas border to the far southwestern corner of the state.
    • This region also has lots of buttes, caves, and springs.
  3. Red Bed Plains
    • The large, slightly rolling region extends from Kansas to Texas.
    • The distinctivered-orange shale and clay soilbase was partly formed from ancientshallow seas.
    • The area is a major resting area for thousands of migratory birds.
  4. Wichita Mountains
    • Some 500 million years ago, layers of eroded silt were deposited, and the mountains began to form when ancient lava flows pushed up.
    • Includes Mount Scott.
  5. Sandstone Hills
    The Cross Timbers extends into this region.
  6. Arbuckle Mountains
    • This Region is a part of a very old mountain system.
    • This region has the most diverse mineral resources in the state
  7. Prairie Plains
    • Today, the area is an agricultural show place.
    • This region includes Tulsa
  8. Ozark Plateau
    This region in northeastern Oklahoma is part of the Ozark Mountain chain of Missouri and Arkansas.
  9. Ouachita Mountains
    Includes some of the roughest land in the state.
  10. Red River Plains
    This southeastern region lies along the low elevation of the Red River where there is rich, sandy soils.
  11. What is the soil group that extends over most of Oklahoma is called?
  12. The first major oil discovery was not made until 1897, where?
    Nellie JohnstoneNo. 1 well near Bartlesville.
  13. What is the climate of Oklahoma?
    Humid subtropical
  14. On average, how many tornadoes occur yearly in Oklahoma?
  15. Paleo Indians
    • They were nomadic big game hunters.
    • The cooperton, Burnham, and Domebo sites are associated with this prehistoric Indian culture.
  16. Archaic Indians
    • Hunted on somewhat localized areas and harvested wild nuts, berries, roots, and seeds.Dogs became domesiticated with this indian culture.
    • The atlatl was an important new weapon of this indian culture
  17. Woodland Indians
    • The bow, arrow, ax, and pottery making were all first used with this Indian culture.
    • Farming began to replace foraging as this culture emerged.
  18. Plains Village Indians
    • Fireplaces for cooking were used both inside and outside the house with this culture.
    • Houses were make of red cedar or cottonwood with steep roofs covered with prairie grass.
  19. Moundbuilder
    • Both males and females painted themselves with clay and wore jewelery in this culture.
    • They built ceremonial dirt structures for temples, burials, and/or houses.
  20. Middens
    Ancient garbage dumps.
  21. Dendrochronology
    Counting the number of annual rings in wood to learn its age.
  22. Chert
    A type of sidimentary rock.
  23. Altatl
    A short wooden shaft with a hook used as a weapon to throw darts.
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Summer School Chapters 2-3