Attached is a PowerPoint presentation which takes an authentic piece of art depicting the struggles between the Native American and the white settlers in the mid 1800s. Students will analyze an image in quadrants and as a whole. Then, students will assume the role of settler, Native American, US government official, or army general and analyze the image through alternative perspectives. The activity is complete for a one class day and does not require any handouts. However, it can be paired with three articles as found in the text, "Texts and Lessons for Content- Area Readings" by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels.
This lesson can be used in ELA, social studies or Art. It provides meaningful connections and higher level thinking. Students find this lesson engaging and I have had great success with it in the past. I hope you find it helps you as well!