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Lesson Plans by Arkansas K-12 Educators
The Indians of Arkansas
This web site provides information and learning exercises that offer opportunities to learn historical and anthropological methods through the direct study of original historical sources, including, texts, maps, artworks, and archaeological finds. Middle School, High School, and College levels.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Arkansas History Lesson Plans "written by Arkansas teachers for Arkansas teachers". Those who make use of the lessons are encouraged to share their classroom experiences with the Butler Center.
Can You Dig It?
In this Butler Center for Arkansas Studies History Lesson students are introduced to Arkansas history by becoming archaeologists who discover artifacts in a “dig simulation.” Grades 3-5.
Native Americans in Arkansas: The Quapaw
In this Butler Center for Arkansas Studies History Lesson students learn about the homes, social organization, food, and eventual exodus of the Quapaw tribe that once lived in Arkansas . Grades 1-4.
Life in the Arkansas Territory
In this Butler Center for Arkansas Studies History Lesson students contrast life in the territory to the present time. Grades 5-8.
The Mastodon Kill
In this Butler Center for Arkansas Studies History Lesson students study and research the prehistory of Arkansas . Grades 5-8.
Three Tools for Assessing the Reliability and Importance of Historical Materials
This is not a lesson plan per se: Three tools that teachers and students will find helpful in assessing historical materials. Grades 7-12.
Updated 06/13/2017 JMR