Jesse tells the tragic story of what it was like to be part of the cherokee removal a plan by the united states government to forcibly move native americans from their homes in the eastern united states west to missouri and oklahoma. Analyze the reasons for the removal and resettlement of cherokee indians during the jacksonian era, including the indian removal act, worcester v. In this trail of tears lesson plan, students understand the. Assign students to write journal entries on how they would feel if they were walking the trail of tears. An oregon trail lesson in group decision making, and what impacts our choices for teachers. Use these activities to help younger students understand the events of the trail of tears and its impact on united. The trail of tears a mini dbq lesson student copy by. Not a member, register for a gilder lehrman account. Watch the trail of tears national historic trail video on tile 9. In this video segment adapted from american experience. The indian removal act and the trail of tears summary this lesson provides small groups with the opportunity to explore the indian removal act of 1830 and the cherokee trail of tears. Trail of tears lesson plan teaching american history. It and additional lesson plans regarding indian removal, the trail of tears. Betterlessons unique formula allows us to bring you highquality coaching, a.
History grades 68 912 brief description this lesson brings to life the story of the trail of tears and the cherokee nation in the 1830s. Cherokee nation the cherokee nation a federally recognized tribe offers online resources on the history of the cherokee, including the trail of tears, and contemporary concerns at its official tribal website. Examine the timeline of events, explain the removal of native americans, and evaluate the effects on the cherokee nation. This trail of tears lesson plan is suitable for 5th 6th grade. Worksheets are table of contents, 27 trail of tears, trail of tears web guide, lessons that workour documents, larrow trail of tears, trail of tears, trail of tears project, tales and trails of betrayal americas indian removal. Students will also study the causes of death and grief of the cherokee nation. Then read pages 4 7 of we the people the trail of tears by michael burgman.
The indian removal act was a controversial piece of legislation even at the time of its passage. Trail of tears thematic unit introduction the trail of tears is a dark chapter in our nations history, especially for a nation built on liberty, equality, and justice for all. The print shop order on pages 4 6 is for the worksheets needed to teach this unit as written. Understand the events and figures involved in the landmark supreme court case, worcester v. Trail of tears lesson plans and lesson ideas brainpop educators. Half of the class will read one account while the other half reads the other.
Trail of tears lesson plans and lesson ideas brainpop. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles. The trail of tears james larrow, sleepy hill middle school middle. The trail of tears reading comprehension betterlesson. This national park service lesson plan is based on the national register of historic places nomination for chieftains. This lesson was published in 2004 and the trail of tears lightning lesson is based on it. Learn how white settlers desire for new land threatened american indians, entire tribes of whom were forced from their ancestral homelands to newly designated indian territory. The trail of tears james larrow, sleepy hill middle school middle school and regular high school students directions. In this trail of tears lesson plan, students understand the changing of boundaries. It is important to know the events leading up to the cherokee resettlement. As students reenact the events of the trail of tears, they will gain a deep understanding of a tragic era in history and identify what lessons we can learn from it. Pack your wagon lesson plan bureau of land management. Trail of tears printable minibooks, lesson plans and. Oregon trail page 2 these lesson plans were written as a guideline to teach the oregon trail.
From the causes and effects of the indian removal act, to the key individuals involved, this lesson plan has you covered. Students complete activities to learn about the trail of tears and native americans. Have each group study one of the five civilized tribes before, during and after their removal. In this native americans lesson, students play a matching game about native american information and complete prediction related activities. Terrible suffering was endured by the choctaw and the cherokee as they marched westward.
Partner activity have students work with a partner to read and analyze using question sheet one of the personal accounts of the trail of tears. Several road segments walked by native americans on the trail of tears are listed on the national register of historic places. It allows for group work as well as independent study. Teachers in both classes used thematic and interdisciplinary approaches. The lesson plans provided here are the results of the history literacy project and.
Your answers will help you write a short essay related to the documents. American relocation from analyzing first hand accounts. Trail of tears lesson plan this lesson plan was created by the national park services teaching with historic places program. Determine an authors point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. If you lived during the trail of tears lesson plan use the write a story with native american symbols during writing on the day we do trail of tears. Write overlapping ideas in the correct part of the overlapping circle. Redeveloped and keeping the placeasevidence model, it is designed to fit within a 60minute block and is. Staci garber, christina tarrant, robert mccormick, erin sullivan grade level. Explain that this is a painting made in 1942 of an event that happened in 1838, when cherokees were forced to march over 800. Larry mcmillion, fulmore middle school sean piper, porter middle school steven ray, mendez middle school june 29th, 2004 trail of tears painting by robert lindneux woolaroc museum, bartlesville, oklahoma. Watch our cartoon for kids on the trail of tears duration.
The trail of tears was a traumatic and controversial part of american history. We shall remain, reenactments help tell the story of how the cherokee people were forced from. The teacher will write the words the trail of tears on the board, then ask the students if anyone knows what it means. The lessons in this unit are directly tied to the fourth grade state standards. Trail of tears lesson plan arkansas historic preservation program friday, august 14, 2015 the arkansas historic preservation programs education outreach program has developed a new lesson plan and classroom program focusing on the trail of tears in arkansas. Read about and choose a mini project to complete on tile 8. Be able to explain the indian removal act and how it led to the trail of tears. Thank you so much for being part of the betterlesson community. The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans daniel amen tedxorangecoast duration. Explain that this is a painting made in 1942 of an event that happened in 1838, when cherokees were forced to march over 800 miles to indian territory in oklahoma. Objectives students will simulate the forced relocation as was imposed on the cherokee nation. Students can write an original legend associated with the trail of tears. Another way that the government sought removal was with the destruction of the tribal title over their.
Files are in pdf format unless specified otherwise. The puzzles have students decode interesting facts about the trail of tears, indian removal act, andrew jackson and the five civilized tribes. The journal of jesse smoke discussion guide scholastic. It will target the sentiments of the students and introduce tolerance. With a partner, have students write a persuasive paper for or against the need of the native american removal act. Trail of tears lesson plan for 5th 6th grade lesson planet. A lightning lesson from teaching with historic places is based on the earlier teaching with historic places publication, the trail of tears and the forced relocation of the cherokee nation published in 2004. Carefully read the text under the heading the roundup and trail of tears in the story section of the trail of tears association website. Our documents 2004 lesson competition winners f or the second year in a row, as part ofour documents, nhd sponsored a lesson plan competition. We will use your feedback to improve the experience for every teacher on our site. The trail of tears puzzles have students walking around the c. User account gilder lehrman institute of american history. Brainpop educators is proudly powered by wordpress and piklist.
Use the documents and your knowledge of american history, to answer the questions that follow each document. The high school lesson focuses on the trail of tears, and the. Students will understand the reality of the trail of tears and the policy of native. Scholastic teachablesworksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more. Cover of the pdf file for the trail of tears lesson plan. In this brainpop movie, tim and moby reveal one of the saddest episodes in u. The trail of tears puzzle stations will take students on a secret mission around the classroom. The arkansas historic preservation programs education outreach program has developed a new lesson plan and classroom program focusing on the trail of tears in arkansas. Squirrels, deer, turkey and raccoon are common game species at trail of tears state forest. Why was the trail of tears considered by some a shameful part of american history. Present a short history lesson on the trail of tears. In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 312, students use brainpop resources to explore how and why american indians were uprooted from their homes. The lesson plans provided here are the results of the history literacy project and the teaching american history freedom project. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions oneonone, in groups, and teacherled with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others ideas and.
The student identifies and uses processes important to reconstructing and interpreting the past, such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality. A lightning lesson from teaching with historic places. Cherokee trail of tears lessons, activities, materials and videos i have spent the last two. Sadness and respect are the cornerstones of the journal of jesse smoke. The high school lesson focuses on the trail of tears, and the middle school lesson looks at africanamerican homesteaders in the 1870s, so they both covered a part of americas westward migration. Formerly known as scholastic printables, we offer printable activities for any subject. Understand the events and the people involved and consider the implications for the country today. Students read the trail of tears about the cherokee nation removal and write a letter pretending they are the grandparent of a cherokee child. Nhd encouraged history, social studies, civics, and government. Calhoun, john tyler, martin van buren, nullification, president andrew jackson, the federal bank, the indian removal act. Use this lesson plan to teach students about the trail of tears. As students reenact the events of the trail of tears, they will gain a deep understanding of a tragic era in.33 1328 1002 707 652 1531 1552 769 1067 468 1235 873 180 867 1502 497 822 623 362 1080 741 66 1244 1087 1043 454 698 621 346 1236 730