Summer Teacher Workshops at ASU Heritage Sites

The Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University will be hosting a series of teacher workshops this summer.  Each workshop will provide six hours of inservice credit. All workshop themes and activities fit into the Arkansas Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks. These workshops are designed to feature the multi-topic and interdisciplinary educational opportunities available through three great and unique Arkansas Delta sites.  
June 14, 2011:  Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, “World War II in the Delta.”                                                          
This workshop will focus on the POW camps that were located in the Arkansas Delta, as well as the impact the war had on agricultural production in the state. http://stfm.astate.edu/

 June 16, 2011:  Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center, “The Hemingway Connection.”                                
This workshop will focus on Ernest Hemingway’s connection to the Pfeiffer Family of Piggott and his contribution to Arkansas’s literary legacy. http://hemingway.astate.edu/     Canceled


June 22, 2011: Lakeport Plantation, “The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Arkansas.”                                                  
Lakeport is one of 23 official stamping sites for the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Passport Program. This workshop will focus on Lakeport’s and the surrounding area’s connection to the Civil War. http://lakeport.astate.edu/


June 28, 2011: Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, “‘Roll the Union On’: The Music That Inspired a Movement.”            
This workshop will focus on the protest songs written by John Handcox and how music was used to mobilize a labor movement of the mid-twentieth century. 

Please feel free to forward this announcement onto anyone who would be interested in attending these workshops.  For those who are interested in registering for a workshop(s), registration is available through the Arkansas Heritage Sites on either the home page or the education page (the registration tool is located in the left hand side link menu): http://arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/AHS/
Interested folks can contact Rachel Miller directly: rachel.miller@smail.astate.edu 
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