This is a short and simple simulation of the Trail of Tears. This would be really good after students have already learned about the ToT, and should help them experience a tiny bit of what the Cherokee went through. (When I used this with my kids, they started to understand the hardships with not being allowed to eat, drink, sleep, and having to walk for hours, even though we only did this for half an hour!) It also helps fuel discussions about the individuals that were part of the ToT. You may even hear stories about kids having Native American/American Indian backgrounds!
**I forgot to mention in the product itself that you randomly hand out the slips to the students that are "dying off" without speaking to them.