The Trail of Tears

The Forced Migration of the Native Americans

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Lesson Plan

Introduction

Virtual Field Trip Directions:


  • Students will read, watch, and analyze articles, videos, pictures, timelines, and graphs to gain understanding of what happened during the time of the Native American migration, The Trail of Tears.


  • Students are expected to watch at least 2 videos, read at least 2 articles, and analyze at least 2 maps to gain understanding of what happened during the time of the Trail of Tears.


  • Students will answer the questions located in the Google Form.


  • Students will respond to one open-ended question on Padlet.


  • Students will create one infographic explaining their understanding of the challenges the Native Americans faced during the time of The Trail of Tears.

The Indian removal Act

Andrew Jackson signed into law the The Indian Removal Act on May 28, 1830." This law authorized the president assign unsettled lands to the Indians in exchange for the land in which they had already settled. During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the United States government.

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The Trail of Tears

In the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on land that had been cultivated and occupied for generations by their ancestors. The Cherokees spanned across several states such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Forcing these Native Americans to walk thousands of miles leaving their homelands, The federal government made the Cherokees live only on “Indian territory” located across the Mississippi River. known as the Trail of Tears, this migration was difficult and deadly.


http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears

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TRAIL OF TEARS
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The Treaty of New Echota

signed on December 29, 1835, in New Echota, The Treaty of New Echota was a treaty that established terms for the Cherokee Nation to ceded its southeast territory. In the treaty, the Native Americans agreed to move west to an Indian Territory. The treaty was not approved by the Cherokee National Council, nor was it signed by Principal Chief John Ross. In March 1836, it was amended and ratified by the U.S. Senate. This document became the legal basis that would allow the forcible removal of the Natives known as the Trail of Tears.


http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation/History/TrailofTears/TreatyofNewEchota.aspx

http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Cherokee_in_North_Georgia_7

Trail of Tears (1080 HD Official)
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Story of Us- Trail of Tears.mov

The Cherokee Rose

"According to legend, a Cherokee rose, the state flower of Georgia, grew in every spot a tear fell on the Trail of Tears. Today the flowers grow along many of the trails that the Native Americans took West."


http://www.ushistory.org/us/24f.asp

Trail Of Tears Short Documentary

Did you know?

"Indian removal took place in the Northern states as well. In Illinois and Wisconsin, for example, the bloody Black Hawk War in 1832 opened to white settlement millions of acres of land that had belonged to the Sauk, Fox and other native nations."


http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears

Work Cited

(2004). Indian Removal Act - Library of Congress. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html.


(2009). "The Trail of Tears" series - Standley, Max D. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.maxdstandley.com/trail_of_tears_series/the_trail_of_tears.html.


(2010). Story of Us- Trail of Tears.mov - YouTube. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUILURVoPhw.


(2011). Native Traditions Art -- Limited Edition Prints -- LE-101. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.nativetraditionsart.com/shop.php?p=d%7Cltd%7CLE-101.


(2011). Trail of Tears State Forest - Great River Road. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.greatriverroad.com/meetohio/tearsforest.htm.


(2012). TRAIL OF TEARS - YouTube. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIuCzdcHFLg.


(2013). Trail of Tears (1080 HD Official) - YouTube. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WZPvUWrOfc.


(2014). Cherokee Nation Officials to Commemorate the 175th ... Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/cherokee-nation-officials-commemorate-175th-anniversary-trail-tears/.


(2014). Trail of Tears - Native American History - HISTORY.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears.


Cherokee die on Trail of Tears - Timeline - Native Voices." 2011. 3 Mar. 2015 <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/296.html>


The Trail of Tears — The Indian Removals - USHistory.org." 2008. 3 Mar. 2015 <http://www.ushistory.org/us/24f.asp>


Trail of Tears Facts and Information for Kids | KidsKonnect." 2015. 3 Mar. 2015 <https://kidskonnect.com/history/trail-tears/>

Monique D. Boone

Digital Learning Coach

Sheldon Elementary

Sheldon ISD