The Museum of Gray Sky

Students will research the role of Cherokee history in Arkansas through resource documents beginning with Dwight Mission School (1820’s) through the Stan Watie Cherokee regiments of the Civil War (1860s). Students will access information using keywords.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:5-8 Middle School

Time period: Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860; Civil War Through the Gilded Age 1861-1900; Early 20th Century 1901-1940

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.

G.2.5.2, G.2.6.2, H.6.4.6, H.6.5.19, H.6.5.26, SR.5.AH.7-8.2, SR.5.AH.7-8.5



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