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Hospitality & Tourism

Sample units and free publications from the Resource Center and CIMC, along with links from "Resources for the Busy Instructor: Apps, Internet Sites, and other Resources for Education, Training, and Professional Development"

The positions or viewpoints in the resources collected here reflect their authors and source organizations. They do not represent the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, or any employee of the state agency. No endorsement of organizations or viewpoints is implied by inclusion in this collection or on this web page.

Publications from the Resource Center and CIMC

Touring Oklahoma

Touring Oklahoma coverThis updated edition provides a framework for thinking about the state’s many travel destinations and events, describing each region of the state and the events, activities, and sights that can be found there. Destinations and events are profiled in terms of major tourism themes: agricultural, aviation and aerospace, nature-based, culture and heritage, arts and entertainment, sports, and weather-related. A CD included with the teacher book contains PowerPoint files, quizzes, supplemental resources, and activities.

Units include:

  •     Describing Travel in Oklahoma
  •     Defining Tourism Themes for Oklahoma
  •     Touring Chickasaw Country
  •     Touring Frontier Country
  •     Touring Great Plains Country
  •     Touring Green Country
  •     Touring Choctaw Country
  •     Touring Red Carpet Country

We are offering unit 8, "Touring Red Carpet Country," as a free sample to download.

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Beverage Management
This curriculum is designed to help prepare learners for a position in the hospitality industry with units on Beverage Basics, Wine, and Laws and Responsible Beverage Service. Topis include: coffee, distilled and fermented beverages, glassware, preparing and serving various types of alcoholic drinks, pairing wine with food, and local, state, and federal laws concerning alcohol. The student materials include a Student Guide and Student Workbook, which contains all consumable pages.
Teacher Edition
Student Guide
Student Workbook

Basic Cooking Principles
A free unit of instruction from the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement that covers many aspects of cooking including flavorings, cooking methods, and presentation.

Hand Tools and Utensils
This free unit of instruction covers the use and care of common kitchen tools and utensils, including using and sharpening knives.

Equipment in a Commercial Kitchen
This free unit of instruction covers the use and care of a variety of equipment used in a commercial kitchen, including dish machines, mixers, slicers, vertical cutter mixers, food choppers, fryers, and braziers.

Links to Other Resources

Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals
Free print and video lessons from the University of Mississippi, Institute of Child Nutrition. The video lessons feature chefs from the Culinary Institute of America demonstrating step-by-step food preparation methods. The programs highlight the USDA Recipes for Schools.

International Hotel and Restaurant Association
Publications, industry issues and news, and a member database.

Oklahoma Today Magazine Digital Archives
Free digital versions of all issues of Oklahoma Today magazine since the 1950s, including feature stories that make great classroom resources for study in travel, geography, history, social studies, and other subjects.

Oklahoma Tourism
Information on exploring Oklahoma and helpful links are found on this site.

Oklahoma Agritourism: Oklahoma’s Growing Adventure
Links to Oklahoma agritourism destinations, resource manual, directory, and more.

National Travel and Tourism Office
Official U.S. Government site offering information about travel in the U.S. and abroad, statistics, and policies.

Oklahoma Route 66 Association
Website of the Association, featuring news, preservation information, business listings, and facts about the historic highway.

Search site for hospitality careers, from hotel and resort jobs to cruise ship positions, entertainment jobs, and travel/tourism careers.

Kitchen Companion: Your Safe Food Handbook
This online publication from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service provides important updated information about safe food handling practices and food-borne illnesses.

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