"Like a wild band of Razorback hogs." - The story of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks
Eighth graders distinguish the differences between state and privately funded universities. They analyze the cultural influence through traditions and beliefs and compare and contrast Arkansas geographical cultures.
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Arkansas Civil War Bandits and Outlaws
Young historians study civilian Arkansas during the Civil War. They look at the many challenges they faced to keep their homes in order while the men were at war. Learners hear stories of bands of outlaws who ravaged the state during...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Arkansas Photographs as Research Tools
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and written materials, and they develop questions which they use to interview an elder in their community. Learners are divided into groups and given sets of historical family photos...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Nature and Place Names in Arkansas
Middle schoolers examine the way that many place names in Arkansas came to be. By looking at Arkansas highway maps, they find names that come from the characteristics of each of the state's six geographical divisions. This interesting...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
"Hard Times Come Again No More" : Letters From Arkansas Families in the Great Depression
Through this series of terrific lesson plans, pupils learn about the extent of poverty in the state of Arkansas during the Great Depression. They read documents from the period which describe how hard times were, view an online photo...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Tracing the Wild Roots of the Modern-Day, Domestic Apple
Get to the core of the history of apples with an adapted article made for all readers. Discover how the apple made it to Europe before making it's way to North America, and the changes to the apple family tree that have happened over the...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Rabbit-Proof Fence
Lead discussion and thoughtful analysis as pupils view Rabbit Proof Fence, a drama based on true story about three aboriginal girls who ran away from Western Australia to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. Here you'll find...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Context Helps: The Wild Foundation
In this Context Helps: The Wild Foundation activity, students read 7 words in context and write their own sentences, read a 2 1/2 page article about The Wild Foundation, use a graphic organizer to record the details, and rewrite the 5...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 3/7
Long before Galileo, Indian astronomers understood the nature of the universe. Part three of this seven-part series shows the Renaissance-like thinking and interpersonal relationships that define much of Indian philosophy. The Kama Sutra...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Good and evil? Dynamic Opposites in the Story of Rama
According to traditional Balinese beliefs, good and evil must both exist for the world to remain in balance. The concept of dynamic opposites as it is portrayed in literature is explored. Learners will use the model of good vs. evil...
K - 8th Social Studies & History