Begin here:

Arkansas History Commission with have day by day accounts here:

New Arkansas History Hub launched this summer that has lesson plans:

Overview guest speaker Amanda Driver of Arkansas Preservation Society: Arkansas's Civil War Sites an Battlefield.
The AHPP Education Outreach Coordinator is available on a limited basis to visit 3rd-12th grade classes, homeschool groups, scout troops and other organizations. Contact us now to reserve your presentation! Call (501) 324-9880 (501) 324-9880 or email
This website also has a 28 page printable pdf on the battlefields in Arkansas.

Suggested titles for book clubs:
High School - Nancy Dane's Where the Road Began (civil war in Ark - first of a series)
high school- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and Gods & Generals, and Last Full Measure in the set
Junior High - Riot by Walter Dean Myers
Junior High or Middle School- Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
Junior High - Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells
Junior High or Middle Sch - Death on the River by John Wilson
Intermediate -A Soldier's Heart by G. Paulsen
Intermediate or up - The River Between Us by Richard Peck

ARk Sesquicentennial Commission website:

New Butler Center Civil War ARK website:

Here is a Brochure of book titles for YA Teens on Slavery and Civil War themes from Jana Dixon:

Ken Burns 6 DVD set "The Civil War".

The Programming Librarian offers a lot of links concerning the war.

You may wish to consult the National Park Service Civil War website for more information about the Civil War Sesquicentennial in your state. Websites for the two Natl Parks involved in civil war in Arkansas

The Civil War Trust and the American Association for State and Local History can also connect you to local resources and events. In addition, NEH offers high-quality learning resources about the Civil War on EDSITEment, its educational website. Here you can download an exhibit of photos of Lincoln; one of the best exhibits from 2009. I think I will blow the photos up and put on mounting board and use in my library then let my exhibit travel to our elementary schools during the year.

From Sally Hawkes at ARk. State Library:
Civil War Resources in Traveler Databases ---
Annals of American History
has more than speeches --
Images & Video/Animation select Multimedia in the search box for Show only: 1850-1857 1858-1865
InterActive Maps -- Learning Materials, Social Studies U.S. History Learning in Action (will need Shockwave Player)
American Civil War: eastern campaigns
The main area of the eastern campaigns during the American Civil War (1861-65). Use the left sidebar to control the speed of the map. Click on an individual battle name to receive more-detailed information, then click on the battle map to return to the eastern campaigns map.
American Civil War: secession vote
Vote on secession in the South by counties. Click on legend entries to view counties and their voting status.
American Civil War: western and Carolinas campaigns
The main area of the western and Carolinas campaigns during the American Civil War (1861-65). Use the left sidebar to control the speed of the map. Click on an individual battle name to receive more-detailed information, then click on the battle map to return to the western and Carolinas campaigns map.

EBSCO periodicals in MasterFile Premier, MAS Ultra � School edition, Middle Search Plus
Civil War Times:
Bibliographic Records:07/01/1993 to present
Civil War Times Illustrated
Bibliographic Records:07/01/1993 to present
American Heritage
Bibliographic Records:12/01/1983 to present
American Historical Review
Bibliographic Records:02/01/1984 to present
American History
Bibliographic Records:01/01/1994 to present
American History Illustrated
Bibliographic Records:01/01/1984 to 05/31/1994

MasterFile Premier, MAS Ultra � School edition
History Today
Bibliographic Records:01/01/1975 to present

MAS Ultra � school edition & Middle Search Plus
Civil War Timeline
Bibliographic Records:09/01/2009 to 09/30/2009
Full Text:09/01/2009 to 09/30/2009

GaleGale Virtual Reference Library e-volumes:
African‐American Years: Chronologies of American History
and Experience, 1 vol. (2009 subscription)
The African American Years focuses specifically on the history
of African Americans from pre‐colonial times to the present.
This timeline is enriched by overview essays, sidebars, and
primary sources ‐ poems, memoirs, legal documents ‐ and
more than two hundred images that chronicle the story of
African Americans.
American Civil War Reference Library, 5 vols.
(2009 subscription)
American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive
and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of
American history. Material in each of the three titles has been
reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum
relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6‐12.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library, 3 vols.
(2009 subscription)
The three‐volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library
provides targeted information on post‐Civil War America,
from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877 U.S. History Collection
Military and Intelligence