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Educator Programs and Resources

The Education Department offers teacher workshops, lesson plans, loan boxes, and other services for classroom teachers. MTCC is here to provide teachers with resource to better teach Arkansas history and African American history. If you are a teacher and have suggestions of programs, lesson plans, or other services that would be beneficial to you in the classroom, please let us know. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center offers a number of resources for Arkansas's teachers.

PROGRAMS FOR USE WITH STUDENTS

Loan Boxes

Our loan boxes are designed for teachers to use in their classrooms and are packed with reproductions of historical artifacts, guide books, and other educational resources. Each box is adaptable for the grade levels specified. Arkansas teachers may check out a loan box for two week for free!

"Goin' North" Loan Box (Grades 4 - 8)

This loan box focuses on Arkansas's African Americans and the Great Migration from early to mid-twentieth century. The loan box includes reproduction artifacts and other primary source documents which explore the complexities and effects of the Great Migration by focusing on the migrants themselves and the lives the African American migrants. This free classroom resource includes a teacher's guidebook with lesson plans, student worksheets, and related activities.

Download the Guidebook Now (PDF)

For more information about our loan box program, call our Education Department at 501-683-3592.

Lesson Plans

Looking for lesson plans? We've got them! The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center offers reproducible lesson plans related to Arkansas's African American history for classroom use.

All materials listed below are free and available for downloading as PDF files.

Mosaic Templars of America (PDF)
This lesson plan highlights the achievements of the Mosaic Templars of America and their contributions to Arkansas history. This lesson plan features cross-curricular activities. Suitable for grades K-12

Little Rock's West Ninth Street (PDF)
This lesson plan focuses on Little Rock's black business district. This lesson plan features cross-curricular activities, including math and science activities. Suitable for grades K-12.

Meet the Artist: Isaac Scott Hathaway (PDF)
This lesson plan reviews the nationally recognized art of African American sculptor, ceramicist, and illustrator Isaac Scott Hathaway. Hathaway created sculptures of notable African Americans from Arkansas. Suitable for grades K-12.

Exploring Community History: Oral History (PDF)
This lesson plan introduces students to the techniques of oral history and how it can be used to record community history. Suitable for grades K-12.

FOR EDUCATORS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Teacher Resources

Looking for lesson plans? We've got them! The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center offers reproducible lesson plans related to Arkansas's African American history for classroom use.

All materials listed below are free and available for downloading as PDF files.

Mosaic Templars of America (PDF)
This lesson plan highlights the achievements of the Mosaic Templars of America and their contributions to Arkansas history. This lesson plan features cross-curricular activities. Suitable for grades K-12

Little Rock's West Ninth Street (PDF)
This lesson plan focuses on Little Rock's black business district. This lesson plan features cross-curricular activities, including math and science activities. Suitable for grades K-12.

Meet the Artist: Isaac Scott Hathaway (PDF)
This lesson plan reviews the nationally recognized art of African American sculptor, ceramicist, and illustrator Isaac Scott Hathaway. Hathaway created sculptures of notable African Americans from Arkansas. Suitable for grades K-12.

Exploring Community History: Oral History (PDF)
This lesson plan introduces students to the techniques of oral history and how it can be used to record community history. Suitable for grades K-12.

Teacher Workshops

The Education Department offers teacher workshops and in-services on topics of Arkansas African American history. These workshops are available on-site or as outreach. Please contact the Education Department at 501.683.3592 for more information.

These hands-on, multidisciplinary workshops can be applied towards professional development credit, meet Arkansas Curriculum Standards, and are engaging for teachers of all levels!

All of our workshops can be used to fulfill the professional development credit in Arkansas history, yet many of the sessions include information that is useful to other disciplines such as science, English, math, art, and music.

Community Voices: Tools for Teaching Arkansas's African American History
Grade Level:
All Grades
Length of workshop: 2 hours
Maximum: 50 teachers
This workshop will introduce teachers to the Department of Arkansas Heritage's newest museum dedicated to Arkansas's African American history. It will also introduce teachers to the use of oral history in constructing community histories.

Exploring the Art of Isaac Scott Hathaway
Grade Level:
All Grades
Length of workshop: 80 minutes
Maximum: 40 teachers
In this hands-on art-based workshop, teachers will learn about nationally recognized African American sculptor, ceramicist, and illustrator Isaac Scott Hathaway, and his sculptures of notable black Arkansans.

Goin' North Loan Box and Teacher's Guide
Grade Level:
Grade 4 - 8
Length of workshop: 2 hours
Maximum: 40 teachers
In this workshop, teachers will learn the story of the Great Migration and Black Arkansans. Through hands on lesson plans and learning activities, teachers will explore ways to utilize the loan box and accompanying teacher's guide. Best practices and learning strategies will be modeled by the presenter as well as encouraged through teacher collaboration during the workshop.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center | 501 W. Ninth Street | Little Rock, AR  72201
Main Phone: (501) 683-3593 | Fax Number: (501) 682-5866 | Email: info@mosaictemplarscenter.com

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