Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears

Patty Connealy-Rotert
Indian Hills Middle School
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Karen Blasi
Pratt Middle School
Pratt, Kansas

Nancy Bloomcamp
Jardine Middle School
Topeka, Kansas

Topic:US History

Middle School


Students will use maps, an excerpt of a presidential speech, excerpts from two congressional speechs, an excerpt from a Cherokee Nation council address, an oral testimony and a painting to examine the political reasoning behind the Indian Removal Act as well as the public portrayal and personal impact of the Trail fo Tears on the Cherokee Nation.




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