Classroom Presentations

The AHPP Education Outreach Coordinator is available on a limited basis to visit 3rd-12th grade classes, home school groups, scout troops and other organizations. Contact us now to reserve your presentation! For more information please contact us

For a list of dates available for presentations, click here.

To fill out a scheduling form, scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Scheduling Guidelines: 

    School visits, community presentations, and other outreach programming will be available Monday – Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30.

    Travel time from Little Rock will be factored into each program’s schedule.

    No more than 4 consecutive presentations will be given during an event and/or school day.

    If scheduling back-to-back presentations, please make arrangements to allow the presenter a short break (5 mins) between programs.

    If the classroom teacher is absent the day of scheduled visit, the outreach program must be cancelled and rescheduled for another day.

    An accurate list of available equipment must be submitted 1 week before the program date.

    One teacher for every 30 students must be present for the duration of the program.

    A minimum of 90 days’ notice for a History in Your Downtown walking tour.

    A minimum of 60 days’ notice for a History in Your Backyard program.

    Only one individual classroom visit or tour per semester, in order to give more people an opportunity to use our services.

    Please try to submit all cancellations at least 24 hours before the time of scheduled program.

    The Outreach Coordinator reserves the right to resolve scheduling conflicts or modify programming when needed due to unforeseen circumstances.

      

     
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Available Presentations:

This presentation covers the causes of the Civil War, significant generals during the war in Arkansas, and a number of important Civil War battlefields and buildings in Arkansas, including the Little Rock Arsenal, Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, the Camden expedition, Headquarters House in Fayetteville, the Confederate capital at Washington, and the Old State House.

This presentation covers the history of Architecture in Arkansas, basic architectural terms, and examples of important buildings in a number of popular styles throughout Arkansas history.

This is by far our most popular presentation. The presentation gets students interested in historic sites through the use of spooky folktales. The theme changes every year. For 2014, the theme is haunted colleges & universities. For 2015, the theme is haunted houses.

This presentation covers why people migrated to Arkansas during its early history and the lifestyles of early Arkansas pioneers. It includes a description of how log cabins are built, types of log cabins, other buildings on pioneer homesteads, and life in a pioneer home.

This presentation covers the challenges of African-American education, starting before the Civil War and ending in the present day. The presentation takes a look at a number of important African-American colleges and schools prior to desegregation, and then explores the desegregation process in Arkansas. It covers the “Little Rock nine,” as well as other civil rights pioneers in Arkansas.

This presentation tells the story of Arkansas’s 23 National Historic Landmarks. This program is a general overview of the history of each site.

This program focuses on historic sites in your town or community. It requires advanced planning and a minimum of 60 days’ notice and advanced planning.

This program is only for towns or cities that have either a residential or commercial historic district. One or two-hour tours of these districts can be arranged for students in grades 3-12. This program requires a minimum of 90 days’ notice and advanced planning.

This program teaches students about cemetery iconography and funerary architecture, as well as the history of a town based on those buried in local cemeteries. It arranged for students in grades 3-12. This program requires a minimum of 60 days’ notice and advanced planning.

This presentation covers the history of Fort Smith and the Fort Smith National Historic Site, including information about the “wild west” and Judge Isaac Parker’s court.

This presentation covers the history of Parking Archeological State Park and Toltec Archeological State Park, focusing on Arkansas Native Americans from the Archaic and Mississippian eras.

This presentation covers the start of World War II, as well as the causes and results of Japanese internment during the war. It focuses on the Rohwer internment camp in Desha County.

This presentation covers the history of the railroad in Arkansas, and focuses on a number of historic train depots around the state.

This presentation covers the history of health and medicine in Arkansas, focusing on the changes in the practice of medicine over the state's history, and historic sites important to the practice of medicine.

This presentation covers house the Great Depression began, the effects of the Great Depression on everyday Arkansas citizens, and the start of the New Deal. It also covers impacts on Arkansas farmers, including the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and the Dyess Colony. Finally, it examines a number of CWA and WPA supported buildings in Arkansas.

This program focuses on Several road segments walked by Native Americans on the Trail of Tears are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The program is based on these road segments, and details the history of Native American removal in Arkansas from the Louisiana Purchase through 1829.

Education Program Scheduling Form