Arkansas is our state: Differentiating between a State and a County

The goal of this unit is to teach students to identify the State of Arkansas on a map. They will learn the difference between a state and a country, discuss the lines and shapes that make up the State of Arkansas and create a State of Arkansas necklace as a culminating activity. The unit is designed to provide the kindergarten teacher with a music/art lesson using curriculum content. The unit is also designed to teach students how to recognize that information comes in different formats.

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.

A.2.8, G.1.1.2, G.1.2.2, G.1.2.3, G.1.3.2, G.1.K.3



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