Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Using Textual Evidences to Gather Perspectives about The Trail of Tears - Section 4: What's Next?


This lesson was created to wrap up a four week study on the Trail of Tears.  Students expressed difficulty with understanding the word choice used in the speeches by John Ross or President Andrew Jackson. I served as a facilitator during this time aiding students in understanding the big ideas of the speakers. Students did a great job following the instructions of the poster project. One thing I would change is adding the need for students to cite evidence from the speeches on how Ross and Jackson felt about the Indian Removal. Having this added skill in the lesson will require students to rely solely on the text to formulate inferred opinions about key players during the Trail of Tears.

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Using Textual Evidences to Gather Perspectives about The Trail of Tears

Unit 6: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine point of view and analyze how conflicting evidence or viewpoints impact the mood of a text.

Big Idea: It’s Written All Over Your Face: Emotional Responses to the Trail of Tears

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