ADE is accepting applications for year three of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. Arkansas was selected in early 2015 as a pilot state for this national program. So far, 54 Arkansas teachers and school librarians have had the opportunity to work with historical artifacts and art to develop lessons that lead our students to connect these objects with civic engagement.
The program is a partnership with ADE, the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.
Selected educators who teach grades seven through 12 social studies, English language arts and fine arts, as well as school librarians, will create and test a dynamic lesson using historic objects and art. The lessons are designed to engage students in active learning and projects that teach the importance of stewardship and civic responsibilities.
Teachers and school librarians will also receive three days of training in June at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Participants’ travel expenses will be covered through a stipend. Those selected must be willing to share their work with other educators throughout the country.
To learn more about the program, please view the following resources:
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