Red River Campaign (a.k.a. The Camden Expedition)

Students will research and analyze the Red River Expedition in Arkansas during the American Civil War utilizing both primary and secondary sources, if available. Students will identify the location of a particular battle in Arkansas on a map from the Red River Campaign. Students will present their “battle” report to the rest of the class.

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.6.5.21, H.6.5.32, H.6.6.3, OV.1.5.1, OV.1.5.3, OV.1.6.1, OV.1.6.3, OV.1.7.1, OV.1.7.3, OV.1.8.1, OV.1.8.3, SR.5.AH.7-8.6, SR.5.AH.9-12.7

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