The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of Arkansas's African American history and using those stories to encourage understanding and excite the imagination. School groups, Pre-K through 12th grade, are invited to schedule a guided tour of MTCC’s exhibits and enjoy the accompanying educational programs.
The Education Department also provides educators with resources to better teach Arkansas’s African American history through teacher workshops, lesson plans, and loan boxes.
African American history is woven into the past, present and
future of Arkansas. Many prominent African Americans were born in
Arkansas or made
significant contributions while living in the state. We are
celebrating their accomplishments by offering these free classroom
Learn about the history of road trips from the African American perspective with our educational programming! We have educational guides, resources and activities, all of which help students learn Black history while having fun. Make sure to visit us from May 20 to Aug. 1 to see the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, The Negro Motorist Green Book.
Al Bell, Arthur Porter Sr., Bass Reeves, Charles Bussey Jr., Chester W. Keatts, Clarence Hunter Sr., Daisy Bates, Derek Fisher, Edith Irby Jones, John H. Johnson, Johnnie Harrison Taylor, Joseph A. Booker, Lucius Christopher "L.C." Bates, Philander Smith College, Robert Hill, Scott Joplin, Sidney Moncrief, William Grant Still
Printed Periodic Table Poster available upon request. Please see request form at the bottom of the page.
This lesson plan highlights the achievements of the Mosaic Templars of America and their contributions to Arkansas history. It features cross-curricular activities. Suitable for grades K-12.
This lesson plan introduces students to the techniques of oral history and how it can be used to record community history. Suitable for grades K-12.
This lesson plan focuses on Little Rock's black business district and features cross-curricular activities, including math and science. Suitable for grades K-12.
This lesson plan reviews the nationally recognized art of African American sculptor, ceramicist, and illustrator Isaac Scott Hathaway. Hathaway created sculptures of notable African Americans from Arkansas. Suitable for grades K-12.
This lesson plan introduces students to Florence Price and William Grant Still as important composers with Arkansas cultural heritage for students at a 5th grade level.
Composers Florence Price and William Grant Still - High School
This lesson plan introduces students to Florence Price and William Grant Still as important composers with Arkansas Cultural heritage for students in grades 9-12.