An Arkansas History for Young People

An Arkansas History for Young People

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Once again, the State of Arkansas has adopted An Arkansas History for Young People as an official textbook for middle-level and/or junior-high-school Arkansas-history classes. This fourth edition incorporates new research done after extensive consultations with middle-level and junior-high teachers from across the state, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, university professors, and students themselves. It includes a multitude of new features and is now full color throughout. This edition has been completely redesigned and now features a modern format and new graphics suitable for many levels of student readers. The completely revised fourth edition includes new unit, chapter, and section divisions as well as five brand-new chapters: an introductory chapter with information on the symbols, flag, and songs of Arkansas; chapter 2, which covers the geography of Arkansas; chapter 3, on state and local government; chapter four, on economics and tourism; and a a€œmoderna€ chapter on the Arkansas of today and the future, which completes the learning adventure. This edition also has two a€œspecial featuresa€: one on the Central High School crisis of 1957 and another on the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. It also has new and interesting features for students like the a€œGuide to Readinga€ (at the beginning of each chapter, there is a list of important terms, people, places and events for the student to keep in mind as he or she reads [corresponding to blue vocabulary words in the text, which are define in the margin]), a€œCounty Quest, a€ a€œI Am an Arkansan, a€ a€œDid You Know?a€ a€œOnly in Arkansas, a€ a€œA Day in the Life, a€ a€œChapter Reflectiona€ questions and activities, over forty-five new content maps, and a comprehensive new map atlas.Many minds and hands have contributed to this book. ... We believe it is important for young people to have a sense of belonging to a place and its cultural heritage and to have a pride in ... Arkansas history is an ideal subject of study for examining the ways in which global economic and political forces shape the lives ... A diamond is born in volcanic violence; a rarity; a thing of the earth. ... T. Harri Baker and Jane Browning 1991 PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION Wea#39;d like to thank for.

Title:An Arkansas History for Young People
Author:T. Harri Baker, Jane Browning
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2002-07-01


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