Famous Arkansans: A Who’s Who in Arkansas

In today’s culture of celebrities, it is appropriate for students to know celebrities from their state. One goal of this lesson is to teach Arkansas History using Arkansans who have become known for their talents, services to mankind, or entrepreneurship. A second goal is to provide a format for introducing these Arkansans to students while allowing students the opportunity to do research about a self-selected or teacher-selected “Famous Arkansan”.

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.2.1, A.2.2, E.8.4.5, G.2.1.1, G.2.2.2, G.2.3.2, H.6.2.3, H.6.3.2



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