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Get Oregonized is a history book written for third and fourth grade students studying Oregon's history. The text is designed to help students understand and appreciate the rich history, people and natural resources that shaped the state of Oregon. Maps, illustrations, and modern, as well as historical photographs complement the easy to read text. Classroom sets or individual copies can be purchased through Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.
The 2007 version of Get Oregonized has new sections on berries and hazelnuts, an updated forestry section, more color photos and several new historical and modern pictures.
Get Oregonized is divided into two sections: Oregon's history and Oregon's geographic regions. The history section highlights various Native American tribes and the arrival of white people to the region. Students learn about famous explorers including Lewis and Clark, pioneers on the Oregon Trail, and about Oregon life through the eyes and words of children their own age. Important historical pioneer figures are featured including Henderson Luelling, Tabitha Brown, Asahel Bush, Asa Mead Simpson and Abigail Scott Duniway.
The second half of the book explores the regions of the state. Students learn about Oregon's diverse geography, geology, climate, economy and agriculture. From cranberries on the southern Oregon coast to grass seed in the Willamette Valley, to wheat in the Columbia Plateau and ranching on Oregon's high desert, Get Oregonized captures the state's agricultural diversity.
The Teacher's Guide for Get Oregonized has also been updated. Each section features background information, learner objectives, vocabulary words, practical lesson plans, enrichment activities and answers to questions from the student book. Included are 66 activity pages, a student quiz for each chapter with answers and benchmark information presented through a matrix.
Get Oregonized was first written over 25 years ago. Oregon teachers wrote each chapter. AITC updated and reprinted the book in 2005. The book was updated again and an additional 5,000 books were printed in October, 2007. Approximately 8,000 copies of the book are used in classrooms across the state.