Arkansas in the Civil War: Using Informational Texts

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the events that happened in Arkansas during the Civil War by reading a variety of informational texts from various sources, including electronic sources.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:<5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Time period: Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

H.6.5.2, H.6.6.2, H.6.7.6, H.6.8.2, SR.5.AH.7-8.5, SR.5.AH.7-8.7, SR.5.AH.9-12.5, SR.5.AH.9-12.7



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