America has a long history of exploring territory and and expanding westward. The period of westward expansion in the 1800s in the United States was a exciting, adventurous time with devastating effects on the Native American populations living in the spaces new settlers began to farm and settle.
This SmartBoard presentation and student reading comprehension sheet walk fourth through sixth graders through some of the highlights of the relocation of many Native American tribes on the Eastern seaboard, primarily the Cherokee. The Trail of Tears was a dark time in American history, but an important one that shouldn't be overlooked in a study of Westward Expansion.
This engaging activity pack includes:
* 26 page SmartBoard presentation focusing on the forced relocation of the Cherokee and several other tribes
* Several Maps showcasing the location of the tribes in question and the routes for relocation
* 2 page student recording sheet for students to fill out during the SmartBoard presentation
* 2 page teacher key for the student recording sheet
This activity pack will enrich any classroom study of Westward Expansion!