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Life Interrupted - The Japanese American Experience in WWII AR

This course is an overview of Life Interrupted, a collaborative project between the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, the Public History Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles, California.  Time of Fear, a documentary about interment camps in Arkansas, is viewed during this course.  Curriculum materials and online resources are provided for Arkansas History teachers or other educators who wish to share this information with students.

This event was taped on January 26, 2015 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: AHA15031
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Credit Hours: 6


The Road to Little Rock

This documentary follows the events after segregation in public schools was ruled unconstitutional in the 1954 Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education. In 1957, nine African-American students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. These students became known as the Little Rock Nine and demonstrated true courage as many school districts ignored the court ruling to desegregate. Three members of the Little Rock Nine are interviewed in this captivating account of events that changed the history of public school education.

CID: AHA15059
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Credit Hours: 0.5


Hoxie - The First Stand

Two years before Governor Faubus attempted to prevent the Little Rock Nine from attending Central High School, twenty-one brave African-American students enrolled in school at the previously segregated Hoxie Public School District. This course, which features the documentary Hoxie: The First Stand, chronicles the struggle encountered by these students and their families as the Hoxie School Board fought to desegregate public education in this rural Arkansas community. The vulgar language, threats, and graphic images are a harsh reminder of the turmoil of the time and were just as offensive then as they are today. 

Warning:  This documentary depicts actual events during a dramatic time in history and contains explicit language and images which may be difficult to view.

 

CID: AHA15067
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Credit Hours: 1


Una Vida Mejor - A Better Life

Una Vida Mejor: A Better Life is an AETN video documentary that highlights the positive aspects of life for thousands of Hispanics that have migrated to Arkansas from Mexico and other Latin countries in search of improved financial security. The production focuses on Hispanic families, their daily activities, cultural adaptation, and their lives at work, church, and school. It illustrates the daily struggle with poverty, language barriers, and prejudice of this hopeful group of people while they attempt to maintain their faith and family culture. Cities highlighted are De Queen, Rogers, and other nearby Arkansas communities.

CID: AHA15068
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Credit Hours: 1


A New Island - The Marshallese in Arkansas

Between 1946 and 1958 the United States tested sixty-seven nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands. Claims between the United States and the Marshall Islands are ongoing, and the health effects have created a legacy that still lingers from these tests. A New Island is a documentary about the history of the displaced people of this region who have immigrated to Springdale, Arkansas. They come for better jobs, education, and health care. And they come legally. A New Island introduces us to some of the people who have made this journey, as they try to preserve their island culture while adapting to life in the middle of America. 

Produced by Dale Carpenter of the University of Arkansas in 2006, the film examines the Marshallese population that settled primarily in Springdale during the 1970s and mid-90s. Carmen Chong Gum, cultural liaison with the Northwest Arkansas Multicultural Center, narrates this stirring documentary.

Warning: This documentary depicts actual events and may contain sensitive images or descriptions.

CID: AHA15069
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Credit Hours: 1


Agri Arkansas - Introduction

This course is based on the AETN series Agri Arkansas. The program celebrates agriculture in Arkansas and features experts, innovators, and challenges all present in the state's largest industry. The show is designed to not only inform viewers about agriculture in Arkansas, but to also initiate conversations on complex agricultural issues.

Arkansas’s agricultural effects on the state’s economy are discussed in this introductory segment. An overview of the major crops grown in each region of the state is reviewed as well. The future of agriculture in Arkansas is explored afterward and includes an examination of camelina, a relatively new crop for Arkansas farmers that is used in biodiesel. 

CID: AHA15070
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Credit Hours: 0.5


Agri Arkansas - Poultry

Beginning with the introduction of raising poultry in the late 1940s, to the billion dollar industry it is today, in this course you will learn of the success and contributions of the poultry business. Also, we will visit with the 2012 Farm Family of the year, the DeSalvo family from Conway County. And if you're looking for an easier way to eat local, the Arkansas Agriculture Department has some online tools you'll want to know about.

CID: AHA15071
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Agri Arkansas - Agri Economics

It can be said that Arkansas is an agricultural state. Agriculture impacts our state's economy on just about every level. Join us for a closer look at agricultural economics. Along with exploring Arkansas agriculture in general, we will travel down to the Cummins Prison in South Arkansas for a look at one of our state's largest agricultural operations. And, have you ever wondered just where to find the perfect peach? Well, we will show you a Peach Pickin' Paradise in Clarksville, Arkansas. 

CID: AHA15072
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Credit Hours: 0.5


Agri Arkansas - Rice

Arkansas is the nation's leading producer of rice. It began in the early 1900s when W.H. Fuller was approached by citizens telling him they did not believe he could produce thirty-five bushels of rice per acre on his seventy-acre farm.  Mr. Fuller proved them wrong when his rice fields yielded seventy-five bushels an acre that year. Today, Arkansas has approximately 1.5 million acres of rice fields. In this course, learn more about the history of rice in Arkansas, rice production at the present, and problems facing rice farmers in the future.

CID: AHA15073
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Agri Arkansas - Dairy

Dairy in Arkansas was once big business, but the past few decades have seen a fall off of the number of active dairy farmers in the state. This course takes a close look at the dairy industry. Recent legislation has made it legal to sell raw milk in Arkansas. Discover where you can find it and what you need to know before you drink it. And finally, we visit with Kent Walker, a cheese maker based out of Little Rock.

CID: AHA15074
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