Economic Exploration at Delta Cultural Center (In Person- Helena, AR)
Target Audience: K-12th grade educators
Max Participants – 25
Our next stop on the Arkansas Delta’s Economic Heritage Summer Tour is Delta Cultural Center. The museum and educational complex tell the story of a land and it’s people, capturing what makes the Arkansas Delta region unique. Participants will have a guided tour of Fort Curtis, the Moore-Hornor House, The Depot, and the Delta Cultural Visitors Center. Join us to experience a one-of-a-kind live radio broadcast, “King Biscuit Time,'' the longest running Blues radio broadcast in the world! We will explore the economic impact of music, agriculture and mussel shell buttons and provide ready to use resources for these topics and more!
Richard Spilman, Education Coordinator, will lead the guided tour and provide many great activities and resources for you to take back to your classroom to bring history alive for your students. Terra Aquia, K12 Programs Coordinator at the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics at the University of Central Arkansas and Jeannette Bennett, Senior Economic Education Specialist from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will help us make the economic connections related to this historical treasure of the Arkansas Delta.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
*Lunch will be provided*
*We will travel by car to a site nearby for part of the day.*
Location: 141 Cherry Street Helena, AR 72342
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development
Book about the historical site
Ready to Use Classroom Resources
THIS WORKSHOP AVAILABLE TO ARKANSAS EDUCATORS FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.