Examining points of view is a skill students need in the real world now more than ever before. They need to be able to discern the intent, purpose, and legitimacy of an argument prior to forming their own opinions and/or making informed decisions.
This is a non-fiction lesson for students to examine two points of view regarding the Native American Indian Removal Policy of Andrew Jackson. It follows the Common Core Standards which addresses Reading for Informational text, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language Standards. The lesson includes activators, vocabulary, essential questions, a reference to the location of the excerpts to be compared, exit card activities, and follow-up assignments.
This is a great way to introduce a unit of study about the Native American plight or in how to evaluate points of view for their merits and for students to form their own opinions and understanding of issues. This is a valuable process that students need to learn how to do now and in their future.