Arkansas Historical Resources at CAHC

At the Arkansas Curriculum Conference in downtown Little Rock today, a team from UALR’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) joined Professor of History Kristin Mann in presenting a session entitled “Arkansas Historical Resources.”

Left to right: Shannon Lausch, Chad Garrett, Kristin Mann

Left to right: Shannon Lausch, Chad Garrett, Kristin Mann

Archivist Shannon Lausch shared an engaging exercise and worksheet on how to identify, interpret, and research historical photographs.  Using actual photos from CAHC’s existing collections, teachers had the opportunity to practice the exercise – shouting out answers to identify the who, what, when, where, and why of a historical image.  Then Director of Technology Chad Garrett led the group on a virtual tour of the Arkansas Studies Institute catalog (a joint project between the university and the Central Arkansas Library System), as well as CAHC’s social media sites and web exhibits.  The tour showed teachers how to find resources at CAHC to use in engaging their students in Arkansas history.

We are sharing the materials with the world as well:

  • Lausch’s “Using the 5 Ws for Photograph Analysis” PowerPoint: Photograph analysis
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