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: 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: Bio-Dilemmas

The overall aim of the biological diversity curriculum is to give students the information that they need to make sound decisions about environmental issues. This lesson gives them practice in doing that .

Creator: Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

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

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Lesson plans: Home on the Arkansas Range Lesson Plan 2016

Students will use primary and secondary sources to learn why and how Arkansas was settled (including the Louisiana Purchase, Trail of Tears, Land Runs, and Homestead Act of 1862) and what life was like for pioneers.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Grades: K-4 Elementary School

Time period: Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860

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Lesson plans: Be a Building Detective 2016

Students will survey a local historic building and the man-made environment around the building to determine how it impacts their community and research how their community has changed over time.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Construction Work Art Lesson Plan 2016

Students will create models of buildings and the man-made environment around the building to determine how architecture impacts their communities in the past and in the present.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Harriet Tubman: Women and the Civil War

Students shall investigate the causes and effects of war in the early history of the United States.

Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Grades: K-4 Elementary School

Time period: Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900

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Lesson plans: Civil War to Civil Rights

OBJECTIVES: Students will examine the issues that divided the North and the South and understand why the Civil War was a major turning point in American history; Students willevaluatetheimpactof“JimCrow”lawsontheCivilRightsMovement. • Students will evaluate the role the courts played in recognizing African Americans’ civil rights.

Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

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

Time period: Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900; World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967; Modern Era 1968 to Present); World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

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