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April 22, 23 and 24 - The Trail of Tears
Learning Target: Explain the reasons and consequences of Indian Removal in the 1830's.
Activity: For this topic we will read an article entitled "Blankets for the Dead". While reading, you will look for specific examples of racism and poor treatment of Native American tribes in the Southeastern United States. Finally, you will complete the activity to show your understanding of the main themes of the reading.
Homework: Check EMS Social Studies site (login) for grade accuracy be Wednesday 4/24. Video Notes on the Trail of Tears due Tuesday 2/23. Video Notes on the Battle at Little Bighorn due Thursday 4/25.
April 10 & 11 - The Gold Rush and Vigilante Justice
Learning Target: Debate vigilante justice. Are vigilantes better than no justice at all?
Activity: We will read an article and do some independent research about vigilante justice in California during the Gold Rush. After studying what vigilantes did and why they were needed, we will debate if vigilante justice was good or bad for California during the 1850's.
Homework: Quizzes on Topics 7 & 8 Friday
April 8 & 9 - Mexican American War
Learning Target: Explain the differing regional perspectives of the Mexican-American War.
Activity: On Monday you will read President Polk's War Message to Congress and then report on his message from a chosen perspective.
Homework: Gold Rush video and Notes due Wednesday. Quizzes on topics 7 & 8 on Friday.
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