ERIC Number: ED462326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Battle of Honey Springs: The Civil War Comes to Indian Territory. Teaching with Historic Places.
Adkins, Mike; Jones, Ralph
Union Army troops marched south through Indian territory on July 17, 1863, to face the Confederate Army forces in a battle that would help determine whether the Union or the Confederacy would control the West beyond the Mississippi River. The Confederate troops that these soldiers faced in the Battle of Honey Springs concealed themselves among the trees lining a nearby water source after which the battle is named. The Battle of Honey Springs was important because of its setting in what is now eastern Oklahoma and because Native Americans fought and died there for both the North and the South. This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file "Honey Springs Battlefield" and other sources. The lesson can be used to teach units on the Civil War, on Native American history, or on cultural diversity. It begins with a brief overview of the battle, and contains the following sections: "About This Lesson"; "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; "Locating the Site: Maps"; "Determining the Facts: Readings"; "Visual Evidence: Images"; "Putting It All Together: Activities"; and "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/68honey/68honey .htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.