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SOA14040: Arkansas: A Six Region Journey - Ouachita Mountains
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Credit Hours: 1

This course examines the unique geologic formation of the Ouachita Mountains, its first inhabitants, its natural beauty, and the rich history of Hot Springs, Arkansas. This course features an enrichment activity titled "Come to the Ouachitas! Brochures Across the Curriculum," which teachers can implement into classroom instruction. With this activity, teachers will be provided with a method to help students understand the need to have an audience and a purpose for their writing. Teachers will also confirm that students who research and write about the Ouachita region in a brochure will understand it far more deeply than those who have simply memorized the names of historical sites in the region.

SOA14041: Arkansas: A Six Region Journey - Gulf Coastal Plain
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Credit Hours: 1

This video examines a region that is full of history, where natives include a singer/songwriter, a governor, and a former president. This region is also characterized by large-scale catfish farming, lush agriculture, and a "boomtown."

This course features an enrichment activity titled "Dear Editor: Persuasive Writing About Arkansas's Gulf Coastal Plains," which teachers can implement into classroom instruction. In this activity, teachers will attest that utilizing writing as inquiry powerfully impacts learning, and that writing a letter to the editor about an issue involving Arkansas' Gulf Coastal Plains will deepen students' knowledge of the region.

SOA14042: Arkansas: A Six Region Journey - Mississippi Alluvial Plain
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Credit Hours: 1

This video examines a new generation that is making a major effort to put the region's racial difficulties behind them and work together to restore the Delta to social, economic, and political health, preserve its rich cultural tradition, and make it a place where people can raise families and prosper. 

This course features an enrichment activity titled "Dear Diary: Entering the History of the Delta," which teachers can implement in classroom instruction. With this activity, teachers will understand that writing journals or diaries from the perspective of a child at a certain time in history engages students by giving them a fresh perspective on the subject matter and challenging their imaginations.

SOA14043: Arkansas: A Six Region Journey - Crowley's Ridge
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Credit Hours: 1

This course features an enrichment activity titled "Road Trip: A Virtual Journey to Crowley's Ridge," which teachers can implement in classroom instruction. In this section of the course, teachers will recognize that writing activities can provide a sense of purpose and bring meaning to student learning. Teachers will understand that writing from research about a geographical area can enhance student knowledge of that area. 

SOA14080: Arkansas's Champion Trees
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Escaping the ravages of nature and man, the champion trees of Arkansas are the largest of their species in the state. This lesson includes an Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) production that explores these natural wonders and how they influence and inspire the people around them. Champion trees from all across the state, as well as Hot Springs artist, Linda Palmer, who has spent years photographing and drawing these trees, are featured.

SOA14081: Bayou Bartholomew - World's Longest Bayou
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Credit Hours: 1

Originating near Pine Bluff, Bayou Bartholomew has the unique distinction of being the longest bayou in the world. It stretches 359 miles before emptying into the Ouachita River near Sterlington, LA. Bayou Bartholomew is not only a wonder of nature, but also a national treasure. It's one of the most diverse streams in North America, containing 117 species of fish and 197 species of birds. 

SOB14018: African American History in Arkansas: Legislators in Arkansas - Post-Civil War to Present
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This course details the history of African Americans in the Arkansas legislature from early African American legislators through Civil Rights era legislators to the present day.

SOB14019: African American History in Arkansas: African Americans in the Military - The American Revolution to World War I
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This course covers the history of African Americans in the US military from the American Revolution through World War I. It explores the contributions of African American soldiers, their struggles in earning the right to fight, and the greater issues surrounding these struggles.

SOB14020: African American History in Arkansas: African Americans in the Military - 1941 to Present
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Credit Hours: 1

This course delves into the history and issues surrounding African American military service during World War II to the present time. The contributions of African American soldiers during WWII, the issues surrounding desegregation, and the turmoil during the Vietnam Conflict are examined. The final section addresses the racially diverse military of today.

SOB14021: African American History in Arkansas: African American Teachers in Arkansas - 1865 to Present
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This course offers a brief history of the African American educators in Arkansas from the post Civil War era to the present. From the first African American teacher in Arkansas to current African American leaders in education, this documentary gives an overview of African American history in the world of education.

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