Tools for teaching: Top 10 Tips for Researching the ASI Archives (Arkansas Studies Institute)

This document is a step-by-step guide to using archival manuscript collections at the Arkansas Studies Institute for primary materials on keyword topics. The guide steps researchers through advanced searching techniques using the catalog for holdings of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and of the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture.

Link: http://www.arhistoryhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Top-10-Tips-for-Researching-ASI-archives-ArstudiesHandout.pdf

Creator: Anna Lancaster, Butler Center

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

Category: Tools for teaching

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: 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: 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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