INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVESStudents will be able to:
• Understand Jacksonian Indian policy • Analyze the impact of removal and resettlement on the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw,
and Seminole tribes
Students will take part in a panel-discussion role-play, with a group of students acting as representatives of the Jackson administration and other groups playing Native Americans from the different tribes most affected by Jackson’s Indian removal policies. They will discuss the impact of the removal on their tribes and will then analyze Jackson’s policy in the broader context of westward expansion and government powers.
Trail of Tears (copy for each student)
Indian Removal Act of 1830 (copy for each student)
Five Tribes (copy for each representative)
Andrew Jackson and the U.S. Government (copy for each representative)
Reserve computer lab.
Students will begin in the usual classroom arrangement. They will then do research in groups around the computers. For the panel discussion, arrange the desks so that the representatives of the U.S. government face the representatives of the Five Tribes.