Arkansas animals: A Story of Change

In this lesson students will review the species of animals that have become extinct since the last ice age. They will also learn about the actions of early Europeans that caused the loss of some animal species in Arkansas and about the successful reintroduction of three species. Students will examine the human activities that threaten animals today and research a specific animal in Arkansas that is affected by our ever-increasing number of roads. Finally, students will learn about efforts to reduce road kill on U.S. highways and ways that they can help Arkansas’ animal populations.

Lesson Plan

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.

EA.2.AH.7-8.2, EA.2.AH.7-8.3, EA.2.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.3, G.1.AH.9-12.3



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