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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 3. Evaluate westward movement in the United States before 1877

Objective c. Analyze the impact of westward movement on relations with Native Americans, such as treaty relations, land acquisition and the policy of Indian Removal

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Resource on the removal of Native Americans in the Southeast
Digital history lesson plan in which students act as journalists reporting on the Indian Removal Act. Web site contains several links to online resources for teaching this topic. Lesson designed for high school but may be adapted if necessary.
Text of the Indian Removal Act of 1830
Jackson’s first annual message to Congress, in which he outlines his Indian Removal policies.
Link to Oklahoma museum devoted to preserving the history of the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Seminole tribes
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