Arkansas African American History Makers

Formatted as a coloring book, Arkansas African American History Makers is a project which was coordinated by the Arkansas Martin Luther Jr. Commission. The purpose of the resource is to educate youth about the accomplishments of some important Arkansans. Twenty different African American history makers are highlighted in the fields of sports, music, business, education and government. This project is an ongoing educational process that will feature many different history makers over time.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:K-4 Elementary School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

G.2.5.1, G.2.5.2, H.6.1.6, H.6.2.3, H.6.3.2, H.6.4.10, H.6.K.3



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