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This primary source analysis lesson is designed to get students in groups collaborating over the events which caused the decline of Native American culture on the Great Plains from 1860-1890. This version is especially designed for a United States or Native American History course. A cause/effect graphic organizer, YouTube video, and assessment are included as a bonus in this package for learning/reviewing essential content.
This package includes the follow:
1. Source Analysis Group Activity: Designed to work both for collaborative groups or individual practice, this activity introduces student to Helen Hunt Jackson's "A Century of Dishonor" and includes 7 key documents students are required to match to the correct event. From there, students must analyze their document to explain how the event was connected to westward expansion and the destruction of Native American culture. Both editable Google Docs and Microsoft Word versions are available for the source activity.
2. Cause and Effect graphic organizer of Native American developments with YouTube video - (Ft. Laramie Treaty, Indian Wars, Dawes Act/Assimilation, Ghost Dance Movement, and Wounded Knee Massacre) - Includes a link to a 6 minute YouTube video I have created to explain/review the events.
3. Assessment - Cause and effect paragraph where students must connect five events starting with "westward expansion" and ending with the "Wounded Knee Massacre".