President Jackson, the Cherokee and Indian Removal

5th - 8th

Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Indian Removal Act lesson plan, students examine the act and discuss the implications of moving the Cherokee. Students particpate in simulations pertaining to the Suprmeme Court cases involving the Cherokee..

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