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Please note that with regard to lesson plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not, be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index all lesson resources. That would be impossible, as sites appear and disappear with astonishing rapidity. The following provides some idea of what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
This page is a supplement to Arkansas Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.
Go to Arkansas Social Studies - Arkansas History - Capital City Little Rock, Arkansas - Arkansas Tourism - Arkansas Disasters - Arkansas Geography - Arkansas Lesson Plans - Arkansas Colleges and Universities
Arkansas History Lesson Plans __ here you will find dozens of lesson plans covering many aspects of Arkansas history. the plans are divided by topic and include goals, procedure and materials needed. - From Central Arkansas Library System - http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/lesson_plans/
Arkansas Natural History - Lesson Plans: Education: Resources related to Arkansas __ "This set of natural history lesson plans was developed in cooperation with the Central Arkansas Library's Butler Center for Arkansas Studies." Goals, procedure and materials. - From naturalheritage.com - http://www.naturalheritage.com/resources/education/lesson_plans/
Arkansas State Flag __ While not a lesson plan 'per se,' it would be an excellent basis for one for teaching younger students about your state flag with descriptions, history, and much more. - From allstates-flag.com - http://allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/us-ar.html
Arkansas State Study Unit __ "These state unit studies are designed to help children learn the geography of the United States and learn factual information about every state. These studies are great for children in the public and private education system as well as homeschooled children." You will find lessons, printables, activities, quizzes, maps, fun facts, and many other classroom activity items. - From About.com - http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjgeog/a/susar.htm
Arkansas - A State Unit Study __ "This mini unit on ARKANSAS uses the cross curricular approach to education. There are several activities from different academic subjects for you to choose from. One of the most important things is to have fun!" - From easyfunschool.com - http://www.easyfunschool.com/Arkansas.html
Arkansas Word Search __ Students find names of this state's cities on a printable puzzle - From thepotters.com - http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/arkansas.html
BlackDog's United States of America Coloring Book - Arkansas __ The youngest of students can have fun coloring a map of their state along with learning some interesting things about it. You will find a print out for this classroom activity. - From blackdog.net - http://www.blackdog.net/refrigerator/coloringbook/usa/arkansas.html
Eat Your State! Social Studies Lesson Plan... __ Students make an "edible" map of their state and its resources. When the lesson is over, let 'em munch away at their efforts. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSEatYourState-StateNaturalResourcesIdea24.htm
Educational Resources - Educational resources and free teacher lesson plans about Arkansas history and heritage __ "Gather materials, information and support for teaching Arkansas history - for public, private and home-school instructors within the state of Arkansas. Take students on a tour of historic homes, join the pioneer log house program, hold a school fair and attend theatrical productions about Arkansas history and heritage." this and much more. goals, procedure and materials. - From arkansashistory.com - http://www.arkansashistory.com/educational/
From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans __ Here is a lesson plan about the struggle for educational equality of African Americans during the Civil Rights movement. You will find maps, printable readings, and online primary sources, students learn about school integration. Goals, procedure, materials. - From National Park Service - http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/crandall/crandall.htm
KidZone Geography - United States Printables for various State Emblems: __ You will find class activity material for your state as well as all the others. These activities are for the earliest grade levels. - From kidzone - http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/usa/index.htm
Knowing Where You Are __ "Students research place names in their state and discover and analyze the varied sources of these place names." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduplace.com - http://www.eduplace.com/ss/act/knowing.html
Lesson Plans __ A series of lessons about Arkansas history with goals, worksheets, competitions, procedure and materials needed. - From arkansaspreservation.org - http://www.arkansaspreservation.org/preservation-services/youth-education/#plans
Lesson Plans Arkansas __ Here are several lessons about the state of Arkansas. goals, procedure and materials. Webquests, Worksheets, Student Link and Clipart - From lessonplancentral.com - http://lessonplancentral.com/lessons/Social_Studies/States/Arkansas/
Lesson Plans - Make State Maps With MapMachine __ A lesson that can be made Arkansas specific. "This lesson asks students to compare and contrast their state with another one using observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They'll look at their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the class, and they'll make their own maps of another state of their choice. They'll list their observations of the two states' maps then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting what they've seen." - Goals, procedure - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/03/g35/exploremaps.html
Let Me Tell You About My State! __ "The purpose of this activity is to develop an awareness of the concepts of the United States through the Amateur Radio communication services. It provides an opportunity for the students to verbally interact information about their state. Comparing and collecting data about different cultures, current events, geography, history, government, natural resources, and climate conditions are examples of shared data. Students will be given the opportunity to interact with another student operator to exchange information. Verbal questioning skills, critical thinking skills and the growth of writing skills will be enhanced. Through sharing of information about ones' state, published reports will be written from the acquired data." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/bz9ou
Mini Study of a State __ The students will learn to do research while comparing your state with one of the states of the U.S. They will be graded on information, drawing and art work, spelling and punctuation and neatness. Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8y9ks
Publish a Magazine __ Your students create their own issues of Arkansas Monthly by writing and illustrating articles to highlight important events in Arkansas' past and present. This lesson could be adapted for any community. Goals, procedure. - From eduplace.com - http://www.eduplace.com/ss/wtp/level4a/org.html
State History Quiz Show __ This is a lesson plan which can be adopted for any state. It is fun as well as educational. Goals, procedure and materials. - From education-world.com - http://tinyurl.com/7z57x
State Reports __ Students will use different types of resources (computer software, research books, etc.) to find the climate, landforms, natural resources, government officials, etc. of a specific state. In this case, yours. Goals, procedure and materials. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8alyq
US template __ Print out this template for your students to create a state brochure as a class activity. - From North Canton City Schools - http://tinyurl.com/cgcaj