Conflicts and Battles Teacher Resources

Find Conflicts and Battles lesson plans and worksheets
Showing 1 - 24 of 68 resources
Lesson Planet

Indian Nations vs. Settlers on the American Frontier: 1786–1788

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Once Americans won the Revolutionary War, their quest to gain land did not end. An interesting activity focuses on Americans' expansion into the frontier following the war and how it conflicted with Native Americans living in the area....
Lesson Planet

The Iron Horse vs. the Buffalo: Indian-Settler Conflict on the Great Plains

For Teachers 10th
The Iron Horse encroached upon the land while conflicts escalated between Native Americans and the settlers. Sophomores study the print, American Progress then discuss how American progress affected Native Americans. They will study the...
Lesson Planet

Modern Interpretations

For Teachers 4th - 8th
To conclude an eight-lesson study of the events that occurred in the early colonial period in Deerfield, Massachussetss, class members evaluate the point of view and bias found in late 19th and early 20th century retellings.
Lesson Planet

Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
Lesson Planet

Negotiating a Treaty between the US Government and the Native Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the implications of the Indian Removal Act. In this Native American history lesson, students simulate the treaty process and research the interaction between natives and settlers in the American West.
Lesson Planet

Native Americans 1700s-1800s

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate and explain major Native American groups, events, individuals and conflicts from the 1700s through the 1800s in the early American colonies and the United States.
Lesson Planet

The Displacement of the Native Americans

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders comprehend the interaction and conflict between Native Americans and white settlers in the years following the Civil War. They examine how those conflicts impacted the Native American way of life on the Great Plains.
Lesson Planet

Encounters – Native Americans and Euro Americans (1850-1870)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars consider the plight of Native Americans. In this Oregon history lesson plan, students research Internet and print sources regarding land conflicts between the whites and Native Americans. Young scholars discuss...
Lesson Planet

Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the Indian Removal Act of 1830, class members examine primary source documents including letters written by Alabama governors and the Cherokee chiefs. The lesson plan is part of a unit on the expansion of the United...
Lesson Planet

Evaluating Perspectives on Westward Expansion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Although popular culture tells the story of the American West simplistically, its reality is far more complex. Native American tribes—while already on the land—didn't have the same interests, and conflicts between white settlers and...
11:27
Lesson Planet

The Natives and the English

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dig deeper into our traditional understanding of the relationship between Native Americans and English settlers in colonial America. From early beginnings that saw mutually beneficial relationships among Native Americans and colonists...
Lesson Planet

The Cherokee in Georgia: What do You Think?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the issues related to the removal of the Native Americans from Georgia. They show their understanding of the issues through reflection, discussion and a project.
Lesson Planet

Queen Anne's War and Its Impact on Deerfield

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Class members read a series of primary and secondary source materials to examine the effects of Queen Anne's War, also know as the War of Spanish Succession, on the Pocumtucks and other Native Americans in the area of Deerfield, MA.
Lesson Planet

Native American and White Settler Lifestyle

For Students 5th - 6th
In this American West worksheet, students review the lifestyles for the Native Americans and the white settlers. Students determine why there would be conflict between the groups based on the lifestyles.
Lesson Planet

Standing Bear Day 1

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners use the RAFT writing method to analyze the impact of the Trail of Tears. In this lesson on the impact of settlers on Native American populations, students analyze the Ponca tribes, standing Bear and the Cherokee Trail of Tears....
Lesson Planet

James Welch's Fools Crow

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the history of Montana's Native Americans by reading James Welch's Fools Crow. Set shortly after the Civil War, the novel focuses on a young Blackfoot Indian and his tribe. Over the course of several weeks, class members...
Lesson Planet

Fort Owen: Cultural Crossroad of the Bitterroot Valley

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the history of Bitterroot Valley. They conduct research using primary and secondary resources. The analysis of the information is used to discover the true relationship the settlers and native peoples. Then...
Lesson Planet

Myth of the West: The Battle of the Washita

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Go West, young man! Scholars use PBS video clips, slide shows, and interactive materials to create a picture of Manifest Destiny in the American West. Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, young historians learn about the...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Postcards From the American West

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the...
Lesson Planet

Problems and Events Leading Up To the Attack of 1704

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Groups read primary and secondary sources detailing the ambush at Bloody Brook on September 18, 1675 and the attack on The Falls in May of 1676. After examining the results of each attack, groups reflect on the language used in the...
Lesson Planet

Native American Removal - "Trail of Tears"

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the sources of conflict between American settlers and the Cherokee nation and describe events leading up to the forced relocation of the tribe in 1838-1839. They then evaluate the effects of the relocation using...
Lesson Planet

Intermediate Level Lesson Plan THEMATIC ESSAY

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars identify three reasons why conflict arose in the Western United States during the late 1800s. Using specific examples, discuss how the United States government attempted to resolve these conflicts. Evaluate whether these...
Lesson Planet

Colonization Effects From First Encounter through US Federal Policy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine American policies. In this Native American history lesson, students compare and contrast life in America prior to colonization and following it. Students discuss policies that displaced Native Americans.
Lesson Planet

The Young Indan Supermarket

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the significance of buffalo to the Great Plains Native Americans. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast how buffalo were are valued by the Great Plains Native Americans.