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Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh's and Patrick Henry's Language of Resistance

Description: This lesson extends the study of Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech to demonstrate the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric. By examining two speeches by Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee alongside Henry's speech, students develop a new respect for the Native Americans' politically effective and poetic use of language. Standards 5.3.6 and 8.8.2

Author: Traci Gardner, National Council for Teachers of English

Lesson ID: 1426

Californio to American: A Study in Cultural Change

Description: This "Teaching with Historic Places" activity uses the Los Alamitos Ranch in Long Beach to trace history in southern California from Spanish land grant times, through the Mexican period to modern day. Examine primary sources including land grant maps, drawings of the buildings, aerial photos of the region today, and pictures of the interior of the house as furnished by the most recent occupants. Imagine what life at Los Alamitos would have been like during different eras. Standards 4.2.5, 4.2.8, 5.4.6 and 8.8.5

Author: Peter Cheoros, Lynwood High School

Lesson ID: 182

Cherokee Removal

Description: Examine the issue of Cherokee removal from the perspectives of Andrew Jackson, members of Congress, and members of the Cherokee nation. Adopt one of the perspectives and engage in debate with their classmates over the issue of Cherokee removal. Standard 8.8.2

Author: Jennifer Erbach, Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

Lesson ID: 475

Conflict of Cultural Understanding Over Land

Description: Students learn about the cultural differences between the American Indian and European/Americans in their views about the possession of land. Answer these questions: How does one define land ownership? What is the meaning of land use? How does one define land boundaries? and, Who has the authority to sell the land? Standards 5.3.4 and 8.8.2

Author: Ohio History Teachers

Lesson ID: 1460

Donner Online

Description: The plight of the Donner Party remains one of the most poignant episodes in the history of westward expansion during the 19th Century. "Donner Online" is a type of Web-based activity in which you learn about a topic by collecting information, images, and insights from the Internet, and then you "paste" them into a multimedia Scrapbook (a HyperStudio stack or a Web page) to share your learning with others. Standards 4.3.2, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Author: Tom March, Wired Learning

Lesson ID: 328

Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48

Description: The dramatic expansion of the United States to the Pacific Coast and into the Southwest in the years 1846-48 is the focus of this lesson. As modern America vies with contentious issues of immigration and ethnic identity, this series of geography and history activities will show students how a brief two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Standards 5.8.6, 8.5.2, and 8.8.6

Author: Smithsonian Center for Education

Lesson ID: 360

Exploring Cross-Age Tutoring Activities with Lewis and Clark

Description: In this lesson, cross-age tutoring gives middle school students the opportunity to guide elementary students (in grades 3-5) to a deeper understanding of the adventures of Lewis and Clark. Students use the book How We Crossed the West by Rosalyn Schanzer, along with interactive activities and websites, to explore the events of this expedition. Social interaction enhances critical thinking and literacy skills as students collaborate to create adventure stories based on the expedition of Lewis and Clark. The lesson culminates in a festival where elementary students share their adventure stories with their middle school tutors. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Author: Debra J. Coffey, Read Write Think

Lesson ID: 1405

Gold Production

Description: Compare gold production and number of miners over time. Was mining really the way to make a fortune in the mid 19th century? What happened to the rest of the economy when so much gold was dumped into the sytem? Standard 4.3.3, 8.8.2 and 12.2.2, and 12.5.2 economics

Author: Oakland Museum

Lesson ID: 462

Hispano Ranchos of Northern New Mexico: Continuity and Change

Description: The Spanish, who came in the 16th century to the area that later became New Mexico, found that the valleys near the Rio Grande could be farmed when streams were channeled into irrigation systems. More than two centuries later, they moved east across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains into new, greener valleys. They took their century's old traditions with them, but soon encountered new influences from the rapidly expanding United States. Study these historic ranch buildings to understand the ways in which ranchos in northern New Mexico provide evidence of the ability of Hispano culture to adapt to new influences while still maintaining its traditional character. Standards 5.8.5 and 8.8.5

Author: Teaching with Historic Places, National Park Service

Lesson ID: 1457

Indian Removal

Description: By the terms of the Indian Intercourse Act of 1790, Indian land could be acquired by the United States only when ceded by treaty. However, peaceful intentions and hopes for the assimilation of Native Americans yielded to the pressure of westward expansion, which inevitably shaped Indian policy. This lesson looks at the process whereby a policy of assimilation gave way to one of overt removal under President Jackson. Standards 8.5.3 and 8.8.1

Author: History Teaching Institute, Ohio State University

Lesson ID: 1463

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