Arkansas: a Natural State

Students will review an assortment of Arkansas’s natural resources as they use a large map of Arkansas. They will learn a song about the natural resources in Arkansas and then use concrete examples to locate where these resources are found within our state. This lesson is also intended to help the kindergarten teacher implement art/music while using curriculum content.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:K-4 Elementary 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.

E.7.K.1, E.7.K.2, E.8.K.4, E.9.K.2, E.9.K.6, G.1.K.3



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