ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-198

Date Created : 06/12/2009


Co-op Directors
Middle School Principals
other: Middle School Social Studies Teachers
Middle School Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
World of the Pharaohs Teacher Academy

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Louise Palermo

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Arts Center will present the exhibition “World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed”, from September 25, 2009, through July 5, 2010. The exhibition features more than 200 objects including mummies, a colossus of Ramses the Great, objects from daily life and funerary artifacts.

The “World of the Pharaohs” Teacher Academy will be offered on July 25, August 1, August 8, September 26, October 3, and October 17, 2009. The workshop will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East 9th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. This one-day teacher academy will inform and inspire educators with hands-on, immersive lesson plans, designed utilizing the expertise of internationally acclaimed Egyptologist, William Peck. These lesson plans are aligned to the Arkansas Social Studies, Visual Arts, Math, Science and English/Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks. Lesson plans from the academy can be easily modified to fit any ancient culture.

Teachers will receive the Ancient Egyptian Educator Guide for the Classroom and can earn continuing education unit credits for attending this academy. The cost for the academy is $60, which includes lunch. Call 501-396-0353 to register. Space is limited.

Educators from the Arkansas Arts Center are also willing to come to schools to provide teacher academies. If interested, please call 501-396-0367 and ask for Lou Palermo, Curator of Education, to book an academy.


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