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?
In 1838 U.S. Army troops under General Winfield Scott's command rounded up Cherokee people and moved them to forts in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, prior to their removal west. Thirty-one forts were built for this purpose on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.