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The Arkansas Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history in Arkansas. We have created a FREE Online Teacher’s Guide for Primary Sources to help you to teach primary sources more effectively and use creative strategies for integrating primary source materials into your classroom. This FREE Online Teacher's Guide for Primary Sources is 15 pages. It includes teacher tools, student handouts, and student worksheets. Click HERE to download the FREE Online Teacher's Guide for Primary Sources.
The Arkansas Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:
· Critical Thinking
· Point of View
· Compare and Contrast
· Order of Events
· And Much More!
Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!
The 20 Arkansas Primary Sources are:
· Portrait of James Sevier Conway – first elected governor of the state of Arkansas – 1836
· Poster announcing slave sale in Spring Hill, Arkansas – 1842
· Illustration showing the city of Little Rock, capital of Arkansas – 1871
· Print of bombardment and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post – 1863
· Illustration of bathhouses in Hot Springs, Arkansas – 1888
· Chromolithograph of 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas – created 1889
· Map of Arkansas in 1895
· Photograph of destitute family during the Great Depression – Ozark Mountain region – 1935
· Photograph of interior view of Fort Smith Commissary Building – 1936
· Photograph showing camp for flood refugees in Forrest City, Arkansas – 1937
· Photograph of Arkansas Senator Hattie W. Caraway – first woman elected to serve a full term as a U.S. senator – photo taken 1940
· Photograph of Jerome War Relocation Center residents leaving camp after its closing in 1944 – Jerome War Relocation Center was an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII
· Photograph of soldiers escorting the Little Rock Nine students into the all-white Central High School in Little Rock – 1957
· Photograph of rally at state capitol protesting the admission of the Little Rock Nine to Central High School – 1959
· Photograph of former Arkansas governor William Clinton taking the oath of office as President of the United States – January 20, 1993
· Photograph of Sam Walton’s original Walton’s Five and Dime store in Bentonville – photo taken 2006
· Photograph of Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock – 2009
· Arkansas population density map based on 2010 U.S. Census data
· Photograph of President Barack Obama presenting poet and author Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 – Angelou grew up in Arkansas
· Photograph of monument marking the beginning point of the survey of the Louisiana Purchase – 2013
Your students will:
· think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
· participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
· integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
· experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5" X 11" cardstock.
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