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
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