Historical Fiction in Hot Springs

The lesson plan utilizes Three Strangers Come to Call by Janis Kent Percefull, published in 2008 by Ouachita Springs Region Historical Research Center located in Hot Springs, AR (71913). According to the summary of the Library of Congress Cataloging in Process information, the summary of the book describes the main characters, Rachel Lee and Henrietta, who are cousins. The girls encounter three strangers who are intent upon seeing their grandfather, Dr. Robert McNeil. Dr McNeil is a Hot Springs physician and a Civil War veteran. Each stranger presents their grandfather with a gift, impacting the family in three different ways.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level: 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.

PO.11.AH.2, RP.6.AH.7-8.3, W.7.AH.7-8.3



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