Salt of the earth: A Caddo industry in Arkansas

In this short lesson students will learn about the Caddo salt industry at the Hardman Settlement east of Arkadelphia. As well as learning how salt deposits formed in the West Gulf Coastal Plain of Arkansas, students will study the process of Caddo salt production and the uses and trade value of salt.

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.

EA.2.AH.7-8.2, EA.2.AH.9-12.2, EA.3.AH.9-1, EA.3.AH.9-12.1, G.1.5.2, G.1.6.2, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.2, G.1.AH.7-8.3, G.1.AH.7-8.5, G.1.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.9-12.2, G.1.AH.9-12.3, G.1.AH.9-12.4, G.1.AH.9-12.5, G.3.5.7, H.6.5.29, RP.6.AH.7-8.3



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