This product is a complete bundle for teaching about one of American history's more controversial figures. The lesson discusses Andrew Jackson's life and presidency. It hits upon his upbringing, which students may connect to his "autocratic rule" as President of the United States. This bundle covers controversy including his "kitchen cabinet", Indian Removal, the U.S. Bank, and the spoils system.
The resources include:
Web Activity: Students gain insight about Jackson by searching a History.com website
Political Cartoon Analysis Worksheet: "Born to Command" - A telling cartoon where students can gain insight into Jackson as President
PowerPoint and Note Guide: Students learn about Jackson's life and controversial topics of his presidency
Primary Source Analysis: A Prove It! document that analyzes a really interesting letter sent to the Cherokees that encourages them to move in peace
Trail of Tears: A web activity that gives students insight into Indian Removal
Political Cartoon: "The Spoils System" - A cartoon that reveals how Jackson's opponents feel about his policy of giving jobs to supporters
Jackson Newspaper Project: A completely scaffolded newspaper project where students write articles about Jackson's controversies and share their opinion about Jackson and the 'common man". A grading rubric is included. This has been a fun assignment in my room that allows students to show some creativity!
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