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44 resources with the concept the indian removal act

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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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Worcester v. Georgia

For Teachers 8th Standards
Can the president of the United States defy the rulings of the Supreme Court? Students investigate the case of Worcester v. Georgia and the impact it had on society and, most importantly, Native Americans. Using a short video clip as...
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Eastern Indian Wars

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Many know that Native Americans were forced off their lands and moved west, but how did these people react? The Red Sticks faction of the Creek nation opted to defend themselves and their lands in a series of wars called the Eastern...
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Five W’s and One H Activity for Events and People of the Indian Removal

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What did Andrew Jackson have to do with the Indian Removal Act? Learn more about a pivotal moment in American history with a jigsaw activity. Learners from each group choose different historical figures and/or events to research, then...
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Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Class members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
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Jacksonian Democracy and Indian Removal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce a study of the presidency of Andrew Jackson with a activity that uses video clips, primary source documents, group activities, and debates to examine Jackson's early life and career. The activity focuses on the 1828 election...
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Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the Indian Removal Act of 1830, class members examine primary source documents including letters written by Alabama governors and the Cherokee chiefs. The lesson is part of a unit on the expansion of the United...
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Excerpt from the Trail of Tears Diary

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
How did Native American nations exhibit resilience as they were forcibly relocated from their homelands in 1830? Pupils read two interview excerpts from the Trail of Tears Diary and discuss what Native Americans fought to preserve along...
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Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
How did President Andrew Jackson justify the removal of Native Americans from their homeland? After your young historians examine Jackson's speech to Congress in 1830 preceding the Indian Removal Act, they will then delve into text-based...
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Be it Enacted

For Students 6th - 8th
Take a close look at Senate Bill 102. Learners paraphrase and discuss the document after reading it and the provided historical background document. Next, small groups complete a worksheet  and come together to compare responses.
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America’s Indian Removal Policies: Tales and Trails of Betrayal

For Teachers 8th Standards
Examine the perspectives, cultural clashes, and historical implications of Indian removal policies in the United States during the 1930s. Your young historians will closely examine primary sources and engage in insightful discussions on...
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History vs. Andrew Jackson

For Students 8th - 12th
What would happen if the values and decisions of the past were put on trial today? Watch as the answer unfolds in a clever cartoon drama centering on the presidency of Andrew Jackson. A great way of opening the door to multiple points of...
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Tennessee's Presidents: Andrew Jackson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn about the life, career, and policies established by President Andrew Jackson. Young historians can easily follow along with this resource or read about Jackson at an independent work station. Biographical information includes major...
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Study Guide: The Age of Jackson

For Students 9th - 11th
Prepare your class for an exam on the age of Jackson. Not Michael Jackson, Andrew Jackson. Pupils' focus will be guided by 40 different prompts that have them looking up vocabulary words, cross-referencing important names and events, and...
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Andrew Jackson: 1767-1845

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A thorough examination of Andrew Jackson's presidency and politics, these slides contain important facts and pictures of the growing United States. Events such as the Trail of Tears and the Tariff Battles of the early 19th century are on...
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Indian Removal and Forced Assimilation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time...
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Social Studies Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Build a content-specific vocabulary or introduce new concepts prior to teaching a lesson on Westward Expansion. Each slide provides a term, concept, or person along with a simplistic definition. John Quincy Adams, the Trail of Tears, the...
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Old Hickories

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students analyze historical events to develop a historical perspective. In this critical analysis lesson, students read excerpts, primary sources and other materials in order to understand the Native American Removal that occurred during...
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The Removal of the Cherokee Indians

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read brief history of the Cherokee Indians, watch the Unto These Hills video, analyze artwork and read excerpts from Native Americans & government officials during the Indian Removal, and write an essay supporting or...
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Masculine Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What were the driving forces behind American expansion in the nineteenth century, and what were its effects? Scholars watch a video, read biographies, engage in discussion, write journals and poetry, draw, and create a multimedia...
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President Jackson's Indian Removal Policy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the Indian Removal POlicy during President Jackson.  In this American History activity, 11th graders analyze various paintings by George Catlin.  Students discuss their findings as a whole group. 
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How the West was Lost-The Trail of Tears

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this Native American history worksheet, young scholars respond to 14 short answer questions about Cherokee removal polices and the Trail of Tears.
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Trail of Tears

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Native American lesson, students read about the Cherokee dilemma and Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act. Students discover...
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Indian Removal and Global Comparisons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the forced movement of the Cherokee Nation. In this Indian Removal lesson, students discuss the concept of Manifest Destiny and its implications. Students analyze the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and compare it to similar...