Arkansas History Unit 3

Arkansas History

 Unit 3

Unit Title: Early Explorers

Unit Time Frame: 1-2 Week

Unit Overview:
Students will examine the positive and negative
impact of the early European explorers on the
Native American tribes in Arkansas. This unit will
focus on the following explorers: Hernando De Soto,
Jacques Marquette, Louis Joliet,
Sieur de La Salle, and Henri De Tonti

Essential Learning:

Students shall explain the
significant contributions of early explorers.

Key Concepts:


Research the impact of Spanish explorations
in modern-day Arkansas.

Research how French exploration
affected Native American development.

Explain why the Arkansas Post
was an important settlement.

Compare and contrast the early
European explorers.


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Arkansas Frameworks TIA Essential Learning Curriculum
Arkansas History
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Arkansas History
1st Semester Pacing Guide