The Mastodon Kill

Students will study and research the prehistory of Arkansas following the trail of the giant mastodons and the Paleo Indians found in “The Mastodon Kill,” Chapter I of Bandits, bears, and backaches.

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; Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860; Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900; Early 20th Century 1901-1940

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.7-8.1, EA.2.AH.7-8.2, EA.2.AH.7-8.3, EA.2.AH.9-12.1, EA.2.AH.9-12.2, EA.3.AH.9-12.2, H.6.4.10, H.6.4.14, H.6.4.15, H.6.4.9, H.6.5.9

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