Restricted Access to Central High School
All visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2120 West Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Do NOT park in front of Central High School or at the Magnolia Gas Station. All school tours require advance reservations.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is committed to meeting the demands from schools for National Park Service-sponsored professional development workshops. We offer the following workshops throughout the year, subject to staff availability. To register for a workshop contact a park ranger at 501.396.3010 or email us for more information. All workshops correlate to the Arkansas' Social Studies Frameworks and /or the National Educational Technology Standards and have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education for four hours of professional development. All workshops are on site at the Little Rock Central High National Historic Site from 9 am until 2 pm. Each workshop can accommodate up to 25 participants.
Click here to view the current 2011-2012 Professional Development Schedule of Workshops.
Integrate Technology: Using the Civil Rights Movement (Arkansas History)
Bring History Alive with Hands-on History Labs
Use the Socratic Method to Engage Students using the Civil Rights Movement
Ten Best Practices to Organize and Engage Students using civil rights (Arkansas History)
Enhancing your Visit to a National Historic Site (Arkansas History)
Integrating Windows Movie Maker Using the Civil Rights Movement (Arkansas History)
Have you used Photo Story 3 for Windows in your classroom? Now try Windows Movie Maker. In this session, participants learn how to meet the needs of struggling learners as well as gifted. Students learn the content was well as research skills. Suggested for grades 4-12.
Slave and Slave Resistance in Arkansas (Arkansas History)
Arkansas's Trail of Tears Legacy (Arkansas History)
This is a six hour workshop using online, mutli-media resources to explore the impact of the Trail of Tears on Arkansas and the rights of American Indians and African Americans (freedmen) who were relocated as part of the 1830 Indian Removal Act. Indian Removal had a tremendous economic and social impact on Arkansas. This workshop includes Arkansas history and technology integration.
Theatre Arts and Social Justice using the Central High Story
Teachers will be provided with a complimentary copy of One Ninth and a study guide prepared by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. The study guide has a variety of activities and discussion questions related to the play and larger universal themes, such as courage, racism, family, love, and friendship. Suggested for grades 7-12.
Central High School NHS 3rd Annual Civil Rights Teachers' Institute (Arkansas History)
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site welcomes teachers to the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Civil Rights Teachers' Institute. This program will bring teachers together to Little Rock, Arkansas in July 2012 for a comprehensive study of the Civil Rights Movement as it relates to school desegregation across the south and the Central High School crisis in 1957.
Teaching Teacher about the Civil War (Arkansas History)
The Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War by offering a two day in-service workshop to 25 Arkansas teachers that teach first through eighth grade entitled, "Teaching Teachers about the Civil War Era." The objective of the two day workshop is for teachers to take away the relevance of teaching the Civil War in a holistic manner by integrating literature, primary sources documents, artifacts, oral history, geography, storytelling, critical and analytical skills, and creative engagement.
Connecting Teachers to America's Best Idea: What Arkansas Parks Mean to Me! (Arkansas History)
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will offer 25 Arkansas teachers the opportunity to travel to each of the seven national parks in Arkansas. This curriculum-based weeklong road trip will give teachers firsthand training on how to integrate national parks in the classroom.
Literature Circles: Integrate civil rights through the use of Literature
In this workshop, participants use award-winning Literature on the topic of civil rights and an instructional strategy (Jigsaw) to create interactive posters to learn content and vocabulary .
Did You Know?
Little Rock Central High School is the only functioning high school to be located within the boundary of a national historic site. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site