Since the beginning, MVEP has tried to "spread the gospel" of the value of using living history to assist in the instruction of history. We conduct educational workshops for teachers and others to help them learn and integrate living history techniques into their curriculum.
We will post upcoming workshops in which we are participating on our news page. Arkansas teachers should contact their supporting educational cooperative and ask to have an MVEP program booked, especially during the summer.
Key Benefits of Using "Living History"
Virtually any standard or custom MVEP program could be used as the basis of the workshop. For example, a workshop could be based on the de Soto entrada into the Southeastern U.S. and how to use living history elements in teaching about the expedition. Workshops on how to develop your own living history character or program are also available.
Arkansas History Workshops, June 1997 and June 1998 (and many since then)
Lawrence Sanders, Crowley's Ridge Educational Cooperative, P. O. Box 377, Harrisburg, Arkansas. Phone (870) 578-5426.
Arkansas History Summer Institute June 23, 1998 (We have also performed at the 1999, 2000, and 2002 Institutes)
"I hope that when we reprise the Institute, you will be willing to offer your excellent program again. Thank you for your participation. The teachers loved you, and it was a terrific learning experience."
Dr. Jeannie M. Whayne, Secretary-Treasurer, Arkansas Historical Association, and Chair, Department of History, University of Arkansas. Old Main 416, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701. (501) 575-3001