Teaching about the Trail of Tears
A lesson plan on the Trail of Tears is available for educators and students through the National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places" program. The plan focuses on the John Ross House and Chieftains, the home of Major Ridge, which are national historic landmarks in Georgia.
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) has educational essays, video, and lesson plans for Kentucky's National Parks feature on the Trail of Tears. (You are leaving the National Park Service website.)
Did You Know?
The Cherokee people in the southeastern United States built European-style homes and farmsteads, developed a written language, established a newspaper, and wrote a constitution. But they had no equal protection under the law and could not prevent being removed from their homes on the Trail of Tears.