Analyzing a Photograph of a Treaty Council

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A photo catches a moment in time that provides a glimpse into the past. An interesting resource focuses on historical analysis using an image from a treaty council with Native Americans. Budding historians complete an online worksheet and participate in group discussion to understand how the US treated Native Americans during westward expansion. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare and contrast the image to modern-day struggles of Native Americans
  • Have pupils write newspaper articles describing the treaty council 
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity is designed to be completed online
  • Resource is great for English learners as it uses images instead of text
  • The activity includes teaching instructions for educators 
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