Was Indian Removal fair? Students investigate and choose a side with a simple check list evaluation. Then, students defend and support their opinions with a Common Core writing activity.
In this activity set students analyze primary source excerpts from the Treaty of Echota (Cherokee Indian Removal document) and excerpts from speeches by Cherokee leader John Ross and President Andrew Jackson. As always, difficult vocabulary in defined in the text!
What a great way to get students engaged with one of the most controversial topics in US history!
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