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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Arkansas Arts Center to host World of the Pharaohs Teacher Academy

In conjunction with the monumental exhibition World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed, on view September 25, 2009 – July 5, 2010, the Arkansas Arts Center will offer Teacher Academies on July 25, August 1, August 9, September 26, October 3 and October 17, 2009.

This one-day teacher academy will inform and inspire educators with hands-on, immersive lesson plans utilizing frameworks in Social Studies, Visual Arts, World History, Math, Science and Language Arts. These lesson plans were designed using Arkansas Department of Education Frameworks, as well as the expertise of internationally acclaimed Egyptologist, William Peck. 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 which includes lesson plans, classroom activities, re-produceables for the classroom, an Ancient Egyptian time line poster and more. Teachers will earn CEU credits for attending this Academy. The Academy also fulfills the ADE requirements for teacher in-service hours.

Cost for the Academy is $60 and includes lunch. Space is limited. The Teacher Academy is open to all educators. Call 501-396-0353 to register.

Presented by the Arkansas Arts Center in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed explores the long-vanished world of ancient Egypt through art and artifacts that span over 3,000 years of dynastic history. More than 200 magnificent objects, including mummies, a majestic colossus of Ramses the Great, Egyptian art, jewelry, statues, sculptures and funerary artifacts, illustrate the life and art of ancient Egypt.

For more information, call 501-372-4000 or visit www.arkarts.com.



GENERAL INFORMATION

Contact: 501-372-4000

Location: Arkansas Arts Center – 9th and Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202

Free Admission.
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Closed Monday & Major Holidays
Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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