A Trail of Tears
Third graders listen to the retold account of the "Trail of Tears" that took place in Arkansas. They analyze the basic differences between cultures. They study the route the Indians took and the hardships that they faced.
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Westward Expansion of the United States
How did early American pioneers decide what to take with them on their journeys, and what was their traveling experience like? Here you'll find a collection of activities to help you explore Westward Expansion with your young learners.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cherokee Culture and the Trail of Tears
Students watch a movie about the Trail of Tears of the Cherokee Indians and re-enact the lessons learned. In this Cherokee culture lesson plan, students fill out a KWL chart, read books, complete a graphic organizer, and complete their...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History