Arkansas History Institute
June 21-July 3, 1998
Fayetteville, Arkansas 

This web site contains a photographic record of the lectures, events, and people involved in the first Arkansas History Institute. In addition to the events chronicled, teaching resource materials provided to Institute participants are also reproduced. Where feasible, these resources have been enhanced by hyperlinking them to additional resources. The hope is that in addition to being a "piece of history", this site will continue to provide resources for Arkansas' history teachers.
Teacher Resources
and Links
Chronological Tour
of Institute Events
Materials Provided to Participants
Reprint of Program

Donors Who Made it Possible

Visit to Terra Studios
Authentic 19th Century
at the Clarion Inn

Civil War Sites:
Headquarters House

Pea Ridge Battlefield
Prairie Grove Battlefield

Guest Speakers

David Pryor

Other Speakers
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Participant Activities

and the great
Arkansas Quizbowl!

Arkansas History Institute Committee:

Dana Moseley, Teacher, Russellville, Co-Chair
Leta Boswell, Teacher, Nashville, Co-Chair
Pam Clark, Teacher, Valley View
Tom Dillard, Curator, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies,
Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock
Professor Emeritus Rosemarie Word, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
Professor Alice Hines, Hendrix, Conway
Dr. Jeannie Whayne, Associate Professor,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
Project Director


Special thanks to:
Arkansas Community Foundation
Arkansas Humanities Council
Bridge Fund
Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
David Pryor
Stephens, Inc.
Trinity Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.
Tyson Foundation, Inc.
The University of Arkansas Bookstore



The forty teachers attending the Institute will receive an intensive two weeks of instruction. Leading Arkansas history teachers from colleges around the state are being brought to the University of Arkansas campus to give lectures, and the teacher consultants who helped plan the institute will assist the teacher students in developing individual lesson plans that they can take back to the classroom.

Participant Materials

Books (note: all are linked to publishers website.
Most are University of Arkansas Press titles)

Newspapers (Arkansas Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Times) will be delivered free to each participant every morning.




Teacher Consultants

The teacher consultants will be available at all times (arrival, meal times, during field trips, etc.) The teacher consultants are those individuals who have participated in fashioning this workshop and in creating the Resource Guide.


Teacher Lessons

The consulting teachers will present lessons to the participants during the Institute. Some lessons will be aimed at the middle and high school teachers, but elementary teacher consultants will add remarks for how they might be implemented in elementary schools. Other lessons will be aimed at the elementary school teachers but high school and middle school teacher consultants will add remarks for how they might be implemented in high schools and elementary schools.