Bromine: An Important Arkansas Industry

Arkansas ranks first in the world in the production of bromine, the basis for many widely-used chemical compounds. In this lesson students will learn about the formation and history of Arkansas’ bromine reserves in Union and Colombia Counties in the West Gulf Coastal Plain Natural Division. They will also learn about the many uses of bromine-derived compounds and their health and environmental effects as they debate the pros and cons of bromine production in Arkansas.

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.

E.7.6.2, E.7.7.2, E.7.8.2, G.1.6.2, G.1.7.2, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.5, G.1.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.9-12.5, G.3.5.7, G.3.6.7, RP.6.AH.7-8.3, RP.6.AH.9-12.3, W.7.AH.7-8.2, W.7.AH.9-12.3, WWP.9. AH.7-8.6, WWP.9.AH.9-12.7



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