Trail of Tears Essay

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Title of the Lesson: Trail of Tears

Content Area(s): Social Studies, Literature, Technology

Unit of Study: Trail of Tears/US History

Grade Level: 4-6

Time Frame: Comprehensive Unit/Lesson scheduled to take 3 weeks including reading of novel and a few different projects

NCSS Themes: 1. Culture, 2. Time, Continuity and Change 3. People, Places & Environment
4. Individual Development and Identity 5. Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
6. Power, authority, and governance

Standards: Social Studies Standards: Native American Indians of New York State Purposes of government Industrial growth and expansion

ELA Standards: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and
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