Lesson plans: Delta sounds for elementary school

Learning objectives: Trace the evolution of music in the Delta since the antebellum period; Distinguish between different types of Delta sounds; Express personal responses to music.

Creator: Delta Cultural Center

Grades: K-4 Elementary School, 5-8 Middle School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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Lesson plans: Delta sounds for middle school

Learning objectives: Analyze differences in various types of music formed in the Delta; Interpret song lyrics and musical tones to discuss historical changes in the 20th century.

Creator: Delta Cultural Center

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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Lesson plans: Delta sounds for High School

Learning objectives: Analyze differences in various types of music formed in the Delta; Interpret song lyrics and musical tones to discuss historical changes in the 20th century.

Creator: Delta Cultural Center

Grades: 9-12 High School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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Lesson plans: Songs from the field Elementary School

Learning objectives: Trace the evolution of African American music traditions from folk songs to modern forms of music like the Blues and Rap; Identify and explain the use of coded messages in traditional African American folk songs.

Creator: Delta Cultural Center

Grades: K-4 Elementary School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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Lesson plans: Songs from the Field for High School

Learning objectives: Analyze the impact of music on various social and political issues African Americans faced in the 20th century; Compare and contrast African American protest songs from different eras.

Creator: Delta Cultural Center

Grades: 9-12 High School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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Lesson plans: The Way of the O-gah-pah

The purpose of this web-quest is to give students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role the Ogahpah Indians (Quapaw Indians) played in the perpetuation of Arkansas Post.

Creator: Arkansas Post National Memorial

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Location: Arkansas County

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Lesson plans: The Battle of Arkansas Post

Student Objectives: Identify two prominent figures who were involved with the Battle at Arkansas Post; List the roles that the two figures played in the Battle of Arkansas Post; List character traits of the two chosen figures and compare/contrast them using a Venn diagram; Apply steps for using gathered research about the prominent figures and presenting an individual and/or group project; Summarize information from a variety of sources on the Battle of Arkansas Post by completing a major project and presenting it orally to the class.

Creator: Arkansas Post National Memorial

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Region: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Location: Arkansas County

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Lesson plans: What’s a Swamp Good For?

Objectives: Students will appreciate the importance of wetlands; Students will identify functions and values of wetlands.

Creator: Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Grades: K-4 Elementary School; 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Geographic: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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Lesson plans: Arkansas Japanese Internment Camps

Students will learn about everyday life in the Rohwer Japanese Internment Camp in Arkansas using primary and secondary sources. Students will also learn about American attitudes toward Japanese-Americans during World War II using primary and secondary sources.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Grades: 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Geographic: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Location: Desha County

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

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Lesson plans: As Much As The Water: How Steamboats Shaped Arkansas

Objectives: Students will evaluate the effect of the steamboat on transportation. Students will analyze the impact of the steamboat on Arkansas. Students will use drawings and photographs of Arkansas steamboats to gain an understanding of their use.

Creator: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture

Grades: 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Geographic: Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Location: Crittendon County

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