by writing the question from the previous day:
- Were Native Americans forced to move into designated lands
like reservations? Discuss.
will explore this idea by conducting investigative research
into three different incidents of U.S. Government policy
that led to Native people being moved around to other locales
as well as within their own reservations.
the three Government policies to be investigated:
- The Indian
Removal Act of 1830
Dawes Act of 1887
Indian Boarding School Experiment beginning in 1879
students into groups of three. Each student will investigate
one of the topics. They will compile a list of information
for their policy. Handout 1 outlines the information they
are responsible for with hyperlinks to search for information.
conducting internet research they will look in their textbooks
for topic resources.
research – One day should
done with research each student must type a report communicating
their findings. (one day)
students to share their interpretations of the three topics.
Begin by asking the students who conducted research on
the Removal Act what their answer was to the last research
question: Was this a forced movement or migration episode?
with students who researched the Dawes Act.
with students whp researched the Boarding School Experiment.
On the board or overhead list the student opinions and
Venn diagram will be created on larger sheets of paper to be
displayed in the room.
will now meet with their group and share compiled information
from their notes. They will put together a Venn diagram
spotlighting the three research topics. Display Overhead
1 with the example they will follow in their Venn diagram.
discussion: Using the Venn diagrams hold a discussion addressing
similarities and differences of all three incidents. Try
to arrive at a class consensus if there are differing opinions
by having groups defend their answers. Included in their
notes should be the following terms:
Individual reports can be assessed for content
Venn diagrams can be assessed for completion and content.
discussions can be assessed through student participation.