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Unit #6: The Age of Jackson - Andrew Jackson And The Indian Removal Act
Learning Target: I can DEFEND or CONDEM the actions taken by President Andrew Jackson based upon the Indian Removal Act.   

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Andrew Jackson And The Indian Removal Act". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The Indian Removal Act And the Trail Of Tears

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Andrew Jackson And The Indian Removal Act"

2.  To review all of the topics you will be researching, watch the History Channel's Andrew Jackson video before working on this assignment. 

3.  Explore the information in box 5 - 8 in the materials to learn more about the Indian Removal Act under President Jackson.  You may also want to watch the National Park Service Video about the Trail of Tears.

    


4.  Based on what you learned by exploring the materials , make a list of at least 10 facts about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears in your LiveBinder text box.

5.  Conduct an Internet search to find a picture of the "Trail of Tears".  Save the image to your computer.  Upload the image to your LiveBinder text box.

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Part II: Analyzing Primary Sources

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Analyzing Primary Sources"

2.   Now that you have learned about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, it is time to look at some first hand accounts of the event.  Carefully read the primary sources from the "Trail of Tears."

3.  After reading each of the acounts, imagine that you are a Cherokee Indian on the Trail of Tears.  Write your own journal account in your LiveBinder text box from the perspective of a
     teenage Cherokee on the Trail of Tear based on the actual accounts you read.  Your journal should be written in first person.  It should be a minimum of 10 sentences or two paragraphs.  Be sure to
     include as many facts as you can from the primary source accounts.

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Part III: Critical Thinking

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: Critical Thinking"

2.  In 1832 the Cherokee Nation sued the State of Georgia for the right to remain on their lands.  The case received national attention and was taken up by the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court ruled in  
     Cherokee Nation v. State of Georgia that the Cherokee had the right to remain on their land.    After the ruling, President Andrew Jackson stated that the court had "made their opinion . . . now let them inforce
     it."
  Jackson then ordered the army to remove the Cherokee from thier lands and to march them to Indian Land in what is know Oklahoma.  Learn more about this chain of events by reading the information in
     the passage

3.  Answer the following question in your LiveBinder text box in the form of a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences).  Be sure to support your answer using the information from the court case and other
     information you have learned in this lesson. 

     * Do you believe that Andrew Jackson had the right to remove the Cherokees from their land?  Explain your answer. 

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*If time remains, enjoy a high quality PowerPoint presentation about Jackson's Administration!

White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The Indian Removal Act And the Trail Of Tears

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Andrew Jackson And The Indian Removal Act"

2.  To review all of the topics you will be researching, watch the History Channel's Andrew Jackson video before working on this assignment. 

3.  Explore the information in box 5 - 8 in the materials to learn more about the Indian Removal Act under President Jackson.  You may also want to watch the National Park Service Video about the Trail of Tears.

    

4.  Based on what you learned by exploring the materials , make a list of at least 8 facts about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears in your LiveBinder text box.

5.  Conduct an Internet search to find a picture of the "Trail of Tears".  Save the image to your computer.  Upload the image to your LiveBinder text box.

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Part II: What Was It Like?

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: What Was It Like?"

2.  Now that you have learned about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, look at each of the images below.  You can enlarge each image by clicking on them.

     Image #1           Image #2           Image #3            Image #4 

3.  Write a brief description of what you see happening in each picture in your LiveBinder text box.  Each description should be written in the form of a complete sentence

4.  You may also explore some primary sources from the "Trail of Tears" if you would like.
 
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Part III: Fun Map Activity

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: Fun Map Activity"

2.  Look at the maps below.  Each map shows where the Cherokee and other tribes lived and the routes they were forced to take along the Trail of Tears.  Click on each of the maps to enlarge them. 

    Map #1               Map #2  

3.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box based on the maps:

     A.  List all of the Native American tribes that were effected by the Indian Removal Act

     B.  In which state(s) did each of these tribes originally live?

     C.  Into which modern day state were these Indian tribes relocated?

     D.  Describe the route each tribe was forced to follow on the Trail of Tears.
 

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Part IV: Letter Writing Activity

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: Letter Writing Activity"


2.  Now that you have learned about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, write a letter to President Jackson taking a stance about the Indian Removal Act. Tell him if you think it was a good idea (defend)
     or if you think it was a bad idea (condemn).   Be sure to explain your opinion by giving at least 2 reasons or examples from your notes or from the materials.   Your work should be written in a letter format
     and addressed to President Andrew Jackson at the White House.  Use the Internet to look up the address to the White House.  Your letter should be composed of a minimum of at least 7 sentences


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*If time remains, enjoy a high quality PowerPoint presentation about Jackson's Administration!


Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The Indian Removal Act And the Trail Of Tears

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Andrew Jackson And The Indian Removal Act"

2.  To review all of the topics you will be researching, watch the History Channel's Andrew Jackson video before working on this assignment. 

3.  Explore the information in box 5 - 8 in the materials to learn more about the Indian Removal Act under President Jackson.  You may also want to watch the National Park Service Video about the Trail of Tears.

    

4.  Based on what you learned by exploring the materials , make a list of at least 5 facts about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears in your LiveBinder text box.

5.  Conduct an Internet search to find a picture of the "Trail of Tears".  Save the image to your computer.  Upload the image to your LiveBinder text box.

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Part II: What Was It Like?

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: What Was It Like?"

2.  Now that you have learned about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, look at each of the images below.  You can enlarge each image by clicking on them.

     Image #1           Image #2           Image #3           

3.  Write a brief description of what you see happening in each picture in your LiveBinder text box.  Each description should be written in the form of a complete sentence

You may also explore some primary sources from the "Trail of Tears" if you would like.
 
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Part III: Fun Map Activity

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: Fun Map Activity"

2.  Look at the map below.  Each map shows where the Cherokee and other tribes lived and the routes they were forced to take along the Trail of Tears.  Click on each of the maps to enlarge it. 

    Map #1              

3.  Answer the following questions based on the maps:

     A.  List all of the Native American tribes that were effected by the Indian Removal Act

     B.  In which state(s) did each of these tribes originally live?

     C.  Into which modern day state were these Indian tribes relocated?

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Part IV: Letter Writing Activity

1.   Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: Letter Writing Activity"

2.  Now that you have learned about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, answer the following question in the form of a paragraph (5-7 sentences) in your LiveBinder text box.  

     Do you think the Indian Removal Act was a good idea or a bad idea? 
    
    
Be sure to explain your opinion by giving at least 1 reason or example from your notes or from the materials.   Your paragraph should be composed of a minimum of at least 5 sentences. 



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*If time remains, enjoy a high quality PowerPoint presentation about Jackson's Administration!
 

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