Removal of the Cherokee

Historical caricature of the Cherokee nation

Overview

Students analyze primary sources to investigate the removal of the Cherokee from their lands in the state of Georgia, then participate in a mock Congressional debate on the Indian Removal Act. After, students create a product of their choice that explains, and defends the rights of a minority group whose rights are being denied in order to serve the needs of the majority today.

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Grade

Middle School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

160-200 minutes

Topics

Andrew Jackson, C3 Inquiry, Cherokee, Cherokee removal, Cherokee Territory, civil rights, debate, Georgia, Indian affairs, Indian removal act, land lottery, minorities, native americans

Author

TPS Eastern Region

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