Education Resources

Arkansas Declaration of Learning

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), announces the launch of the "Arkansas Declaration of Learning" initiative in partnership with Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Arkansas Department of Education.

This innovative public-private partnership will initially work with up to 30 Arkansas teachers and school librarians teaching 7th-12th grade students in the fields of art, English language arts, and social studies to develop innovative curriculum that brings history to life and shares the importance of stewardship and civic engagement during the 2015-16 school year.

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Arkansas History Hub

The mission of the Arkansas History Hub is to improve the quality of Arkansas history education across the state by providing comprehensive access to online resources, as well as facilitating the open exchange of ideas and materials between teachers, institutions and history professionals. Visit Arkansas History Hub.

Arkansas History Lesson Plans

The Arkansas History Lesson Plans were written by Arkansas teachers for Arkansas teachers. These may be downloaded and used in Arkansas classrooms free of charge. Many of our lesson plans contain information related to entries found on the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Links to these entries have been added to the appropriate lesson plans for your convenience. View the lesson plans »

BASE (Books for Arkansas Students' Education)

BASE, Books for Arkansas Students' Education, is an innovative program to provide free books about Arkansas's natural, cultural, and political history to public high schools across the state. Go to the BASE website »

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. We invite you to browse our text entries and media galleries to learn more about the people, places, events, legends, and lore of the 25th state. We are continually adding new entries, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files, so check back frequently to see what's new. Go to the Encylopedia of Arkansas website »