Sportman’s paradise? How the rediscovery and conservation of the the Ivory-billed Woodpecker could affect the Arkansas Tourism and Recreation Industry

Through the study of the assumed extinction and rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, students will analyze the economic changes the rediscovery and conservation efforts could cause in the state of Arkansas and complete a writing prompt for further analysis and opinion. Students will use organizational strategies for recording and synthesizing information.

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.7.5.1, E.7.6.2, G.3.5.6, LS.3.6.7, LS.4.5.5, LS.4.6.1, LS.4.8.1, OV.1.5.1, OV.3.5.3, R.9.5.21, W.4.5.2, W.5.5.1

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