Lesson plans: The Greatest Negro Leagues Pitcher in Fort Smith

This lesson focuses on reading and writing skills related to arguments and their support through evidence. Students will refer to Chapter 4 of African American Athletes in Arkansas, by Evin Demirel (2017) (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7) pp.110-126.

Creator: Evin Demirel, author

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: The Greatest Negro Leagues Pitcher in Fort Smith

This lesson focuses on reading and writing skills related to arguments and their support through evidence. Students will refer to Chapter 14 of African American Athletes in Arkansas, by Evin Demirel (2017) (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7).

Creator: Evin Demirel, author

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Record Keeping vs. Recording History: Integrate the Record Books (2)

Lesson Goals: >

  • Engage students in lively analysis and discussion of ongoing issues with accurate record keeping
  • Challenge students to develop a possible solution for accurately recording history
  • Conduct an oral history project with a family member or surviving member of Arkansas athletics prior to 1966

Creator: Dustin Seaton, GT Specialist, NWA ESC

Grades: 5-8 Middle School9-12 High School

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

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Lesson plans: Challenging the 1st Amendment (2)

Lesson Goal(s):

  • Engage students in lively analysis and discussion of current civil rights issues and ongoing First Amendment freedom of speech rights of student athletes
  • Challenge students to understand another person’s point of view

Taken from: African-American athletes in Arkansas : Muhammad Ali’s tour, black Razorbacks, & other forgotten stories by Evin Demirel (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7)

Creator: Evin Demirel, author

Grades: 5-8 Middle School9-12 High School

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Challenging the 1st Amendment

Lesson Goal(s):

  • Engage students in lively analysis and discussion of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as it applies to freedom of speech and religion
  • Challenge students to understand another person’s point of view

Taken from: African-American athletes in Arkansas : Muhammad Ali’s tour, black Razorbacks, & other forgotten stories by Evin Demirel (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7)

Creator: Evin Demirel, author

Grades: 5-8 Middle School9-12 High School

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Black Arkansans Fueled the NFL’s Evolution

Explore the challenges and victories of Elijah Pitts, Willie Davis, and Travis Williams and how their lives impacted the NFL we see today.

Taken from: African-American athletes in Arkansas : Muhammad Ali’s tour, black Razorbacks, & other forgotten stories by Evin Demirel (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7)

Creator: Evin Demirel, author

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson Plans: Record Keeping vs. Recording History: Integrate the Record Books

Lesson Goal(s):

  • Engage students in jigsaw presentations to read African-American athletes in Arkansas : Muhammad Ali’s tour, black Razorbacks, & other forgotten stories by Evin Demirel (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7)
  • Challenge students to present their chapter in a fun and creative way to share with classmates

Creator: Dustin Seaton, GT Specialist, NWA ESC

Grades: 5-8 Middle School9-12 High School

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

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Lesson plans: World War I from an Arkansas Soldier’s Perspective

Objectives
1. Students will understand the technological advances in warfare used during World War I
2. Students will evaluate primary sources for reliability and accuracy

Creator: UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Sarah Bost, Student Success Archivist

Grades: 9-12 High School

Time period: Early 20th Century (Progressive Era and WW1) (gr 9-12)

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We Heard Them Say: Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. about his father WWI veteran James “Jim” Guy Tucker, Sr.

 

Capt. James Tucker

Alex Crawford interviews former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. about his grandfather. Captain James “Jim” Guy Tucker, Sr. served in 353rd Infantry in frontline combat during Meuse-Argonne Offensive, suffering injury from German shelling and gas attack on November 1, 1918

Creator: Jim Guy Tucker, Jr.

Interviewer: Alex Crawford, 12th grade, Little Rock Central High School

Time Period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8); Early 20th Century (Progressive Era and WW1) (gr 9-12)

Location: Pulaski County

 

 

Additional media: Interview transcription; Young Historians project journal; Arkansas Declaration of Learning teacher resources; Primary sources: Arkansas and the Great War; Video: Arkansas and the Great War, Camp Pike; UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas Studies lesson plan


Part One

audio recording, 13 minutes 34 seconds

 

Part Two

audio recording, 12 minutes 53 seconds

 

Part Three

audio recording, 12 minutes 52 seconds

 

Part Four

audio recording, 12 minutes 32 seconds


 

Top 20 Tips for using Encyclopedia of Arkansas for Student Research & Teacher Lesson Plans

Arkansas History and Culture at Your Fingertips, The Butler Center at Your Service. 

This document is a step-by-step guide to using resources collections at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies for teaching research and citation skills. The guide introduces researchers to web-based exhibits at the Butler Center website and to advanced searching techniques in the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas..

Link: http://www.arhistoryhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Top-20-Tips-for-using-Encyclopedia-of-Arkansas-for-Student-Research-123115.pdf

Creator: Butler Center

Grades: 5-8 Middle School9-12 High School

Category: Tools for teaching