Bears and panthers aplenty, Early settlers make a home in Arkansas

Students will study and examine the Southwest Trail as described in “Bears and Panthers Aplenty”, Chapter II of Bandits, bears, and backaches.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:5-8 Middle School

Time period:Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860

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.1.6.2, G.1.6.4, G.1.8.2, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.2, G.3.4.2, H.6.4.12



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