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Students will assume the role of a newspaper reporter from the Civil War period. After appropriate research utilizing print, non-print or electronic resources, students will write a newspaper article about the exodus of slaves during the Civil War period in Arkansas History.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level: 5-8 Middle 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.

EA.2.AH.7-8.1, EA.2.AH.7-8.5, EA.2.AH.9-12.1, EA.2.AH.9-12.2, EA.2.AH.9-12.6, EA.3.AH.7-8.1, EA.3.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.7-8.2, G.1.AH.9-12.1, G.1.AH.9-12.3, G.1.AH.9-12.4, W.7.AH.7-8.3, W.7.AH.9-12.4



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