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Field 117: U S History/Oklahoma History/Government/Economics 
Preparation Resources

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the CEOE test in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. Center for Civic Education. (2014). National Standards for Civics and Government.
  2. National Center for History in the Schools. (1996). National Standards for History.
  3. National Council for Economic Education. (2010). Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, Second Edition.
  4. National Council for the Social Studies. (2010). National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
  5. National Council for the Social Studies. (2014). College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.
  6. National Council for the Social Studies. (2018). National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers.
  7. Oklahoma State Department of Education. (2009). OK Full (Subject Matter) Competencies for Licensure and Certification.


  1. History Matters, National Council for History Education.
  2. Journal of Social Science Education.
  3. Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.
  4. Theory and Research in Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.

Other Resources

  1. Banks, J. A. & McGee Banks, C. A. (1999). Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies: Decision-Making and Citizen Action, Fifth Edition. New York: Longman.

  2. Beal, C. M., et al. (2012). Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary School, Sixth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson.

  3. Berkin, C., et al. (2015). Making America: A History of the United States, Seventh Edition. Stamford, CT: Cengage.

  4. Boller, P. F., Jr., and Story, R. (Eds.). (2008). A More Perfect Union: Documents in U.S. History, Seventh Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing.

  5. Brinkley, A. (2015). American History: Connecting with the Past, Fifteenth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

  6. Faragher, J. M., et al. (2016). Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson.

  7. Hart, D. (2008). History Alive! Pursuing American Ideals. Palo Alto, Calif.: Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  8. Hart, D. (2014). Government Alive! Power, Politics, and You. Palo Alto, Calif.: Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  9. Kamensky, J. (2019). A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Eleventh Edition. Boston, Mass.: Cengage.

  10. Kollman, K. (2019). The American Political System, Third Edition. New York, NY: W.W. Norton.

  11. Mankiw, G. (2020). Principles of Economics, Ninth Edition. Andover, N.H.: Cengage Learning.

  12. Miller, R. L. (2011). Economics Today and Tomorrow. New York, N.Y.: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

  13. O'Connor, K. and Sabato, L. J. (2019). American Government: Roots and Reform, Thirteenth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education.

  14. Stone, R. (2015). Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, Inc.

  15. Takaki, R. (1993). A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown and Company.

  16. Unger, I., and Tomes, R. R. (Eds.). (2010). American Issues: A Primary Source Reader in United States History, Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  17. VanFossen, P. (2015). Econ Alive! The Power to Choose. Palo Alto, Calif.: Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  18. Wheeler, W. B., and Glover, L. (2018). Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence, Eighth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Cengage.

  19. Wilson, J. Q., et al. (2018). American Government: Institutions and Policies, Sixteenth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Cengage.

Online Resources

  1. Bill of Rights Institute —
  2. Center for Civic Education —
  3. Center for the Study of the American Constitution —
  4. Council for Economic Education —
  5. Digital History —
  6. Econedlink —
  7. High School Economics Topics —
  8. Edtechteacher Best of History Websites – American History —
  9. Edtechteacher Best of History Websites – Government —
  10. Encyclopedia Britannica —
  11. Exploring Constitutional Law —
  12. Fundamentals of Representative Democracy – Lesson Plans —
  13. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History —
  14. Historical Scene Investigation —
  15. Historical Thinking Matters —
  16. History —
  17. iCivics —
  18. Library of Congress Digital Collections —
  19. National Archives America's Founding Documents —
  20. National Archives DOCSTeach —
  21. National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment! —
  22. Oklahoma Historical Society —
  23. Oklahoma State Website —
  24. Reading Like a Historian —
  25. Teaching American History —

Professional Organizations

  1. Association of Teachers of Social Studies
  2. Council for Economic Education
  3. National Council for History Education
  4. National Council for the Social Studies

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