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: 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: Preserving the Past with Oral History 2016

Students will research local history by conducting oral history interviews and organize their thoughts and conclusions into a project or paper.

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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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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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: Arkansas Architects at Work

Objectives: The student will be introduced to what architecture is and how it relates to history, social change and the environment. The student will learn about the history of architecture in Arkansas. The student will be introduced to new vocabulary that pertains to 20th century architecture. The student will learn about two prominent 20th century Arkansas architects. The student will learn what an architect has to consider while designing a building. The student will learn that architectural styles are an expression of taste, the time period, creativity and values of the architect, the client and community.

Creator: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Grades: 9-12 High School

Time period: Early 20th Century (Progressive Era and WW1) (gr 9-12); Early 20th Century (Great Depression) (gr 9-12); World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967; Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Women’s Suffrage Lesson Plan

This unit explores the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Arkansas through the use of primary and secondary sources. Students will read newspaper articles and pamphlet excerpts to understand the goals and history of the movement. A list of various activities related to original primary and secondary resources allows teachers the flexibility to choose parts of this lesson plan to use and adapt as needed.

Creator: Arkansas State Archives

Grades: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900; Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8)World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967Modern Era 1968 to Present)

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Lesson plans: The Fourteenth Amendment

Objective: To analyze the historical meaning of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and how it is used today.

Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Grades: 9-12 High School

Time period: Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900; Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Homefront Arkansas: Arkansans Face Wartime

Students will utilize various sources, including electronic technologies, to gain an understanding of the various wars in which Arkansans have participated. Students may be asked to complete timelines, describe the area of the state where the various stories take place, or conduct research leading to written expression regarding the various wars described in the book.

Creator: Butler Center

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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Lesson plans: Voices from the Past: Voyage to the Future

The lesson plan utilizes A Pryor Commitment: The Autobiography of David Pryor, published by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and distributed by the University of Arkansas Press. The lesson plan also utilizes a timeline poster, David Pryor in Arkansas History: A Life of Service to His State and Country, which is available free to Arkansas educators from the Butler Center through a Taylor Foundation Grant. The lesson plan also features oral history worksheets which were designed by the Butler Center Oral History Coordinator.

Creator: Butler Center

Grades: 9-12 High School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

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