Crowley’s Ridge: An Upland in the Lowlands

Students will learn about the formation of Crowley’s Ridge and the features that make it one of Arkansas’ six natural divisions. They will also learn about the impression that this “upland in the lowlands” made on the Europeans who explored Arkansas and the reasons Crowley’s Ridge was attractive to them. Students will read about the plants and animals important to early settlers on Crowley’s Ridge and use this information to produce a class quilt depicting the natural features of the ridge.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:5-8 Middle School

Time period:Pre-European Exploration Through Arkansas Settlement to 1802

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.3.AH.7-8.1, G.1.4.2, G.1.5.2, G.1.6.2, G.1.7.2, G.1.8.2, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.2, G.1.AH.7-8.3, H.6.4.17



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