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

    Fort Smith

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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?

Parker seated at his bench in 6th Street courtroom

The only known image of Judge Parker in his courtroom is this one from the federal courthouse on Sixth Street which dates from the 1890s. There are no photographs of the courtroom located in the former military barracks.