Date & Time: June 25, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: MacArthur Museum of AR Military History, 503 E. 9th Street, Little Rock, 72202
To register, contact: Rachel Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.376.4602
FREE! WWI Themed Summer 2015 Teacher Workshop!
In commemoration of the beginning of World War I and the approaching centennial of the United States entry into the Great War, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in partnership with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas History Commission, and Old State House Museum will host a FREE World War I themed professional development workshop this summer. The workshop will provide six hours of in-service credit.
DATE & TIME: June 25, 2015, 9 am – 3:30 pm
LOCATION: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. 9th Street, Little Rock www.arkmilitaryheritage.org, 501.376.4602
The workshop will consist of four interactive components. All components will utilize primary and secondary sources and feature hands-on activities aligned with Common Core Standards and Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.
· “First Call: American Posters of World War I” - Dr. Rachel Miller, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
This hands-on program explores the impact of World War I propaganda posters on the war effort, as well as cultural and social trends. The program includes a gallery tour of conserved World War I posters, a screen printing activity during which participants get to make their own poster, and a viewing and discussion of the propaganda film The Bond by Charlie Chaplin.
· “Herman Davis: Arkansas’s World War I Hero” – Georganne Sisco, Old State House Museum
This program will explore the life and legacy of Herman Davis, Arkansas native and WWI veteran. The program will include hands-on activities.
· “World War I in Arkansas and the American Legion” – Shelle Stormoe, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
This hands-on program includes a discussion of the 1918 Flu Pandemic and its impact in Arkansas, followed by a discussion of the American Legion and its role in supporting veterans after the war. Participants will make their own “remembrance poppy” to commemorate the contribution of World War I veterans.
· “Researching Your World War I Ancestors” - Amanda L. Paige, Arkansas History Commission
During this program, Amanda Paige will demonstrate what resources are available nationally and locally to research World War I ancestors. Using her family research as a case study, Ms. Paige shows how researchers can prove or disprove family members’ service in World War I. The program includes a classroom appropriate writing activity.
*Availability is limited to 50 participants. To register for the June 25 WWI themed teacher workshop, please contact Dr. Rachel Miller at email@example.com or 501.376.4602.