Ranger Guided

This program can be either Ranger Instructed or Teacher Instructed

Discovering Fort Smith - Grades 5-12

Working in groups using the museum's exhibits as primary sources of information, students will use activity sheets to research and then present their findings to the group. Topics include the historic jails, US Deputy Marshals, Judge Isaac C. Parker and his courtroom, and events that shaped the history of Fort Smith.

Based on Common Core standards, this program 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 do not want the class to work in groups, there are two options.
1. Send the students on a Solo Expedition (grades 5 - 12).
2. Use the talking points.
Answers for Solo Expedition.

Backgound information packet for use with instuctor led programs.

Last updated: May 9, 2018

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