Two Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass

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Learners understand why historians conduct research and the importance of perception when it comes to studying history. The resource covers The Wars of Expansion and the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass through group work, debate, teamwork, research, brainstorming essential questions, and class presentations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your class by assigning some of the group work for homework
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth in a series of 15 history lessons
  • A short discussion on the importance of respect for each other while debating topics could prove beneficial depending on your class's dynamic
Pros
  • Teaches learners about the storytelling aspect to history
  • Pupils assess different viewpoints and learn how the context of a situation during a historical event affects primary source language 
  • Puts each individual into a historical person's shoes, making learning more entertaining and meaningful
Cons
  • None