Programs on Arkansas History

The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas offers programs about Arkansas history and culture for all ages. Below are a series of programs we have created for download.

Need a speaker for your group? We also offer speakers to give these programs to your civic, church, or other groups. Most programs are 30 to 35 minutes in length with time for questions.

Contact us at or 501.320.5714 to schedule a speaker.

Looking for a speaker to come to your school and talk to your class? We offer a version of these programs for grades 4 through 12.

To schedule a speaker to come to your classroom, please contact Heather Register Zbinden at or 501.320.5744.

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Natural State

10 Things You Didn’t Know… (PowerPoint)

10 Things You Didn’t Know… (PDF)

10 Things You Didn’t Know… (PDF with Notes)

Arkansas Place Names

Place Names Program (PowerPoint)

Place Names Program (PDF)

Place Names Program (PDF with Notes)

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month program

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Month. Learn about how Asian Americans have contributed to Arkansas history.

AAPI Video on YouTube (10:23)

AAPI Program (PowerPoint version)

AAPI Program Slides (PDF)

AAPI Program Slides with Notes (PDF with Notes)

Facts About Jewish Arkansas History

Jewish Arkansas History Program (PowerPoint version)

Jewish Arkansas History Program (PDF)

Jewish Arkansas History Program (PDF with Notes)

Feel free to download and use these programs for educational purposes.