President Jackson, the Cherokee and Indian Removal
5th - 8th
Pupils interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Indian Removal Act instructional activity, students examine the act and discuss the implications of moving the Cherokee. Pupils particpate in simulations pertaining to the Suprmeme Court cases involving the Cherokee..
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