• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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Ranger Guided

This program can be either Ranger Instructed or Teacher Instruced

Discovering Fort Smith - Grades 5-12

Students working in groups using the exhibits students will research and present their finding about in the historic jails, Us Deputy Marshals, Judge Isaac C. Parker and his courtroom, and events that shaped in Fort Smith.

This program was developed using Commmon Core standards and has been tested
and approved by students and teachers.

 

Lesson Plan for Discovering Fort Smith 5th - 12th grades.

Discovering Fort Smith 5th & 6th grades Answer Sheet 5th & 6th
Discovering Fort Smith 7th - 12th grades Answer Sheet 7th -12th

If you have a small class or you do not want the class to work in groups you have two options. Send the students on a Solo Expedition (grades 5 - 12) or use the talking points.
Answers for Solo Expedition.

Backgound information packet for use with instuctor led programs.

Did You Know?

deputy marshals pose with their rifles for a formal portrait

Fort Smith National Historic Site has records of over 1,770 people employed by the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas from 1872-1896. The majority of these employees were U.S. Deputy Marshals.