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