Consequences of Checkerboarding

High schoolers examine the Dawes Act and how it offered to turn Native Americans into farmers on land previously used for reservations. In groups, they discover the concept of checkerboarding in which whites own most of the land in reservations today. To end the lesson, they research the ways tribes are trying to get their land back.

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9th - 12th
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning