Arkansas: A Changing Climate, A Changing Land
In this lesson students will learn about some of the climate changes that occurred over geologic time, shaping the land that we call Arkansas. They will come to distinguish between weather and climate as they study the ways in which climate impacts our lives. While focusing on Arkansas, students will learn about human influence on climate in the form of global warming. As a writing exercise, they will either send letters to their senators and representative asking for their opinions on global warming or write a newspaper article informing the people of Arkansas about the effects of global warming on our state.
Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Grade Level: 5-8 Middle School
Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present
Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.
G.1.5.5, G.1.6.2, G.1.6.5, G.1.7.5, G.1.8.5, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.2, G.3.5.7, G.3.6.7