The Story of Hot Springs, 1500-1900 AD

In this short lesson students will learn about the geology and hydrology of Arkansas’ “hot springs” and how the environment of the Ouachita Mountains Natural Division relates to the development of the city of Hot Springs. They will become aware of the role the U.S. Government played in the preservation of the hot springs and will work in class to create their own advertisements for the city and the therapeutic effects of its waters.

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

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.7-8.5, EA.2.AH.9-12.1, EA.2.AH.9-12.2, EA.2.AH.9-12.6, EA.3.AH.7-8.1, EA.3.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.2, G.1.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.9-12.3, G.1.AH.9-12.4, W.7.AH.7-8.3, W.7.AH.9-12.4



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