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Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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 is part of a unit on the expansion of the United...
America’s Indian Removal Policies: Tales and Trails of Betrayal
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Examine the perspectives, cultural clashes, and historical implications of Indian removal policies in the United States during the 1930s. Your young historians will closely examine primary sources and engage in insightful discussions on...
Differing Views of Pilgrims and Native Americans in Seventeenth Century New England
4th - 5th
Students complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast lesson plan, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Students use a graphic...
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
Colonization Effects From First Encounter through US Federal Policy
8th - 12th
Young scholars examine American policies. In this Native American history activity, students compare and contrast life in America prior to colonization and following it. Young scholars discuss policies that displaced Native Americans.
Excerpt from the Trail of Tears Diary
7th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
How did Native American nations exhibit resilience as they were forcibly relocated from their homelands in 1830? Pupils read two interview excerpts from the Trail of Tears Diary and discuss what Native Americans fought to preserve along...