ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-06-075

Date Created : 01/27/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum Specialists
Social Studies Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Black History Month- February

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-16-121

Contact Person:
Maggie Herrick

Phone Number:
501-682-5303

E-mail:
mherrick @arkedu.k12.ar.us

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) would like to remind all district personnel that although Act 326 of 1997 had a sunset clause of 1999, all teachers should be incorporating African-American history into the social studies curriculum. February is Black History month and this would be an excellent time to make a determined effort in this regard. The ADE website does have an extensive listing of resources for African-American studies which can be accessed at http://arkedu.state.ar.us/africanamerican/index.html.

The attachment to this memo contains additional resources for incorporating African-American history into the social studies curriculum throughout the year. These resources are also posted on the Arkansas Council of Social Studies (ACSS) list serve at http://list.k12.ar.us/mailman/listinfo/acss. Please check out the resources and hyper links.

Maggie Herrick, Rm 105-A
Social Studies Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
4 State Capitol Mall Room 105-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-5303

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