Fort Smith National Historic Site

Native Americans, Outlaws, Westward Expansion, or the Justice System – Fort Smith National Historic Site brings history to life. We are in the process of updating our education programs in alignment with the Common Core. The new programs will offer more opportunities for students to be actively involved in the learning process. Check out Parks as Classroom for information about planning filed trips and other resources and look to the park for meeting professional development needs.

Link: https://www.nps.gov/fosm/learn/education/classrooms/index.htm

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

President Bill Clinton’s education began from a pretty young age, due to the care and help of his grandmother Edith Cassidy. The rangers at President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site would like to help you learn more about Bill’s childhood, as well as the National Park Service.

Link: https://www.nps.gov/wicl/learn/kidsyouth/beajuniorranger.htm

Buffalo National River curriculum materials

A Day by the Buffalo is a curriculum-based resource education program of the Buffalo National River. The Teacher’s Guide pdf including the background information, lesson content, and references used in our conducted programs may be downloaded. Additional activities are also included for follow-up or additional on-site visits you might wish to make independently of a ranger-conducted program.

Link:https://www.nps.gov/buff/learn/education/curriculummaterials.htm

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of Arkansas’s African American history and using those stories to encourage understanding and excite the imagination. School groups, Pre-K through 12th grade, are invited to schedule a guided tour of MTCC’s exhibits and enjoy the accompanying educational programs. The Education Department also provides educators with resources to better teach Arkansas’s African American history through teacher workshops, lesson plans, and loan boxes.

More here: http://www.mosaictemplarscenter.com/Education/education-home

Old State House Museum outreach programs

The Old State House Museum offers many outreach programs for schools or other groups and organizations. This includes many of our most popular in-museum programs as well as some offered only as outreach programs. All outreach is free of charge and the Education Department will travel anywhere in the State of Arkansas.

More here: http://www.oldstatehouse.com/Outreach-Programs/outreach-for-school-groups

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites

All Arkansas State University Heritage Sites provide a variety of educational opportunities and activities for adults, students and educators. Visit the website for each Heritage Site to see the special events and activities that are uniquely tied to each of their missions. All sites offer group and student tours upon request, and professional development courses for teachers are offered periodically at each site. Student tours can be modified to meet curriculum standards. To view basic curriculum frameworks for each site, click the Education tab.

More here: http://arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/

Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge

The Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 for the protection of migratory birds. It is one of the most important areas for wintering waterfowl in North America. The refuge is also home to the only population of native black bear in the State of Arkansas and is designated as a Wetland of International Importance.

More here: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/White_River/