Unit Title: Early Explorers
Unit Time Frame: 1-2 Week
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
Students shall explain the
significant contributions of early explorers.
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