Western Indian Wars

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Why do many Native Americans live on reservations? An interactive resource teaches about how reservations came to be and the tragic history behind Native Americans moving from their lands. Teenagers read passages, view images, and click on important artifacts that interactively provide more information about each object. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign a research project where learners create their own online gallery of artifacts related to the Western Indian Wars
  • Engage the class in discussion about each image and analyze the artifacts together
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires scholars to use devices with an Internet connection, or for them to read from the printable version of the website
Pros

  • Uses a variety of primary source materials
  • Includes interesting facts and statistics that help pupils remember the event after reading
Cons

  • None