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Russell Cave National Monument is one of the few National Parks that is located and associated with the rich cultural stories of the Trail of Tears. Students will estimate the number of calories the Cherokee burned a day by learning about the Benge route and participating in a one-mile hike.
The events the Cherokee experienced at removal.
The events the Cherokee experienced on the Trail of Tears.
The nutrional needs of the Cherokee.
In "Burning Calories on the Trail of Tears" 4th grade students will get the chance to experince many of the factors that the Cherokee experinced as they walked the Trail of Tears. Students will learn about the Benge route by using interactive maps and discussing the food sources that the Cherokee used during the Trail of Tears.
The teacher and students will walk one mile using a pedometer or smart phone with a calorie counter. If your class can not visit one of the National Park trails in your area they can walk at a school track, park, or in a gymnasium.
The students will write down how long it took them to walk a mile in their Trail of Tears Notebook Journal.
The students will write down how many calories it took to walk the mile in their Trail of Tears Notebook Journal.
Students will research how many miles the Native Americans walked on the Trail of Tears.
Students will use maps to track and identify the path the Cherokee from
Students will use the 2012 Trail of Tears Map 3.40 (attached) and highlight the Benge Route using the Interactive 2012 Trail of Tears 2.70 MG PDF map for clarification. (The 2.70 map allows you to click and enlarge areas on the map.)