The Industrial Revolution: The Struggle for Justice (African Americans)
In this lesson, students will learn about the struggles of Native Americans during the Industrial Revolution. An informational reading and four biographies are provided. In addition, four leveled tasks are offered to support the following standard:
188.8.131.52.4:Analyze the effects of racism and legalized segregation on American society, including the compromise of 1876, the rise of “Jim Crow”, immigration restriction, and the relocation of American Indian Tribes to reservations.
Native Americans Struggle to Survive
• LEVEL 1 Guiding Question: What character traits helped Native American leaders survive?
• TASK: Choose one Native American leader and identify four character traits that helped the leader survive and provide support from their biography
• LEVEL 2 Guiding Question: Why were reservations created? TASK: Read the statements and distinguish between which are true (T) and which are false (F).
• LEVEL 3 Guiding Question: How did the lives of Native Americans change during the Industrial Revolution? TASK: Use at least ten terms from the list provided to answer the guiding question.
• LEVEL 4 Guiding Question: How did the Dawes Act impact Native Americans? TASK: Connect with the text by reading the scenario, completing the chart and deciding whether to pass the Dawes Act.