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: 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: Hallowed Ground the Civil War in Arkansas Lesson Plan 2016

The purpose of this lesson plan is to introduce students to how the American Civil War impacted in- dividuals and communities in Arkansas economically and socially by an examination of primary sources related to Civil War battles or skirmishes in the state.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

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

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Lesson plans: Medical History Lesson Plan 2016

OBJECTIVE: To examine secondary and primary sources about the history of health and medicine in Arkansas and practice summarizing secondary sources and primary sources.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8); Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Trail of Tears Lesson Plan 2016

Objective: To determine the kinds of environments Native Americans on the Trail of Tears encountered in Arkansas.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

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

Time period: Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860

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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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