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Through traveling classroom presentations, workshops and guided tours of the Arkansas State Capitol, the Secretary of State’s Education department teaches the young and young-at-heart about Arkansas history, the importance of voting and how elections are conducted throughout the state.
Our Education team hosts programs such as the semiannual Young Voters Workshop, various teacher in-service workshops and student-focused classroom presentations catered to students of all ages. The Education department staff will travel to most any location in Arkansas!
The department also provides guided tours of the interior of the Arkansas State Capitol building. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, a professional and friendly tour guide will take you to several historic points of interest throughout the building. Guests can expect to visit the Governor’s Reception Room, the Old Supreme Court, the Senate and House galleries, as well as the bronze doors custom made by Tiffany & Co. in 1910.
The Education Department looks forward to serving you and helping you in your quest for knowledge.
Professional Development Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities for Teacher Workshops offered FREE by the Arkansas Secretary of State, entitled “Using the State Capitol to Teach.” Each attendee earns two hours of ADE approved and accredited Arkansas History professional development! If you would like to schedule a private in-service for all of your teachers/staff at your school or would like to attend the workshop at the Capitol Building, please contact Bethany Nick, Education and Visitor Services Coordinator, at 501-682-7085. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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