State of Arkansas - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
Arkansas is rich in history and facts. One of our presidents was born and raised there. Use this lesson to teach your child a little more about Arkansas and all it has to offer. This pottery lesson can be as complex or as simple as you want. You can just read the facts to your kids, or you can delve in deeper. Check out library books. Make a recipe related to the state. Write a report or make a lapbook. There are all kinds of ways you can use this lesson. Above all, have fun learning together with your kids.
State Abbreviation: AR
Capital: Little Rock
State Nickname: The Natural State
State Motto: “Regnat populus” – The people rule.
State Song: “Arkansas”
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Insect: Honeybee
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Fruit: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
State Gem: Diamond
Some Famous People from Alabama:
Bill Clinton, 42nd US President
Lou Brock, famous baseball player
Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys
Joe Perry, famous football player
John Grisham, author
Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart
Alexander Hawthorne, Confederate Brigadier General
Douglas MacArthur, general of the US Army
Wal-Mart was founded by Sam Walton in Bentonville, AR. (Field trip to Wal-Mart, kids!)
The toothbrush was invented in Arkansas.
Arkansas has the only active diamond mine in America.
Hope, AR is the town where Bill Clinton was born. Each year, it hosts a watermelon festival.
For Arkansas, we are going to make a slice of watermelon in honor of Hope, AR, the birthplace of President Bill Clinton.