Lesson plans: Attracting business to Arkansas

In this lesson, students will practice decision-making skills as they choose an Arkansas town to promote. Students will then research and create a promotional brochure for their chosen Arkansas town. Students will then conduct a “”Locate Arkansas”” Fair using their visuals.

Creator: Butler Center

Grades: 0-4 Elementary School; 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Life in Arkansas territory

At the conclusion of the lesson, students will compare and contrast life in the territory to present time.

Creator: Butler Center

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860

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Lesson plan: Places in Arkansas: A tour of our unique state

The goal of this unit is identify important cultural and historical places in the state of Arkansas. Students will be introduced to six important places in Arkansas: Blanchard Springs Caverns, Crater of Diamonds State Park, Hawksbill Crag, Little Rock, Old Mill, and Victorian Village. As a culminating activity, students will create a report on a place in Arkansas from pre-selected topics.

Creator: Butler Center

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plan: Bears and panthers aplenty, Early settlers make a home in Arkansas

Students will study and examine the Southwest Trail as described in “Bears and Panthers Aplenty”, Chapter II of Bandits, bears, and backaches.

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time Period: Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860

Creator: Butler Center

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