Naming Our Counties

One of the goals of the lesson is to teach students how to investigate existing Arkansas county names and the history behind them. Another goal is to use mathematical skills (predicting) or literacy skills (supporting ideas). A final goal is to use library media skills (research).

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.

DAP.16.2.1, DAP.16.3.1, DAP.16.4.1, G.1.2.1, G.1.2.2, H.6.3.18, H.6.4.12, H.6.4.9, OV.1.2.7, OV.1.3.8, OV.1.4.8



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