Slavery in Arkansas Workshop
Eighth graders explain the viewpoints of runaway slaves and the slave owners. They use stick figures to organize the escaped slaves according to their chances of actually remaining at large.
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Places in Arkansas: A Tour of Our Unique State
A great instructional activity focuses on important cultural and historical places in the state of Arkansas. Learners are introduced to six important places in Arkansas, then create a report on a place in Arkansas. Some excellent...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Emancipation Proclamation
Middle schoolers read one of the most important documents in our nation's history: The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. After everyone reads the proclamation, they set out to write a "You Were There" type of report on it. They pretend...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
African Americans after the Civil War
Students explore the events of Reconstruction after the Civil War. In this US History lesson, students complete several activities and worksheets that reinforce challenges and social upheaval experienced in the South after the Civil War.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History