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SOA14037: Troubled Water
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course was developed from the original AETN Production, sixty-minute, award-winning documentary Troubled Water. This program takes the viewer across the state to learn more about the potential for a water crisis in Arkansas. Farmers, geologists, experts, and concerned citizens share their opinions and stories about how water is managed in Arkansas and what we need to do to protect this irreplaceable resource.

SOA14038: Arkansas: A Six Region Journey - Ozark Plateau
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Credit Hours: 1

This video addresses the Ozark's culture, both its traditional form, and the one that is emerging in the 21st century. Explore the Ozark's landscape, which is shaped by hollows and ridges, quickly falling streams, and relative isolation.

This course features an enrichment activity titled "Singing the Ozarks to Life: A Poetry Writing Activity." With this activity, teachers will understand how writing poetry supports learning in the content areas, how teaching students to write three basic format poems about the Ozarks enhances their knowledge of this region, and how using rubrics to assess poetry is a good way to assess for content and craft.

SOA14039: Arkansas: A Six Region Journey - Arkansas River Valley
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Credit Hours: 1

This course features an enrichment activity titled "An Arkansas River Valley Glossary," which teachers can implement into classroom instruction. In this activity, teachers will investigate the value of student learning through writing and they will be able to recognize the value of activities that help transfer learning processes to other content areas.

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.

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