Teacher Workshop-The Civil War in the Ozarks


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8:30am - 4:00pm

This is a free teacher workshop that will focus on "storytelling" as a tool for engaging students in local and regional history. The content will emphasize the impact of the Civil War on the people of the Ozark border regions and include a tour of the Pea Ridge battlefield and a presentation about life on the Arkansas Ozark homefront, as recounted in letters, interviews, memoirs, and stories.

Teachers will begin to formulate unit lesson plans that will use their own as well as students' skills and interests to interpret information about the impact of the war and related events in their own communities. These lesson plans will enrich student storytelling through visual arts, music, productions in various digital media, models, theatrical presentations, oral and written presentations, and other devices. The teachers will explore ways of identifying and researching local stories to be told, and will design their units to conform to district and state curricular requirements.

Transportation will be provided on a mini-coach from the community college to the park and back. Lunch will also be provided.


Charley Sandage, Writer, Arkansas Stories Project

Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Troy Banzhaf, Park Ranger, Pea Ridge National Military Park

Workshop enrollment is limited to the first 30 enrollees.

Call Troy Banzhaf at 479-451-8122 ex. 226 and fill out the form from the link at the top of this page to register.

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