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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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

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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 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: 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: 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: Take the Last Train to Clarksville Lesson Plan 2016

Students will examine primary and secondary sources to learn how the railroad contributed to Arkansas culturally, historically, economically.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

Time period: Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900; Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8)

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Lesson plans: We Will Persevere! The WPA in Arkansas Lesson Plan 2016

The purpose of this lesson plan is to instill a historic preservation ethic in young Arkansans by helping them understand the Great Depression and the New Deal in Arkansas, and why these two 20th century historical events were crucial in Arkansas’s history.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

Time period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8); Early 20th Century (Great Depression) (gr 9-12)

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Lesson plans: Life in a One Room Schoolhouse 2016

Students will use primary and secondary sources to understand how education, schools, and technology have changed in Arkansas and compare and contrast these changes from the past to the present.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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