Lesson Plan

Through Our Own Eyes: A Chickasaw Perspective on Removal

Tishomingo's mark on a Mississippi Land Deed

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
60 Minutes
State Standards:
(1) Oklahoma History and Government Content Standard 2.3: 
(2) Oklahoma History and Government Content Standard 2.4A:
(3) U.S. History Content Standard 1.2A:
(4) U.S. History Content Standard 1.2B:

Essential Question

How did the Chickasaw Removal impact the Chickasaw people and their culture?

Objective

Students will read "Through Our Own Eyes: A Chickasaw Perspective on Removal" to
themselves during class. The students should think critically about the reading by answering in writing the three reading questions.

Background

This lesson was developed by the Chickasaw Nation Department of Culture and Humanities. Students whose ancestors had been removed to Oklahoma returned to their ancestral homelands in Mississippi to create educational resources for the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is one of those resources.

 This lesson has three parts:
 

1. Lesson Plan for "Through Our Own Eyes: A Chickasaw Perspective on Removal"

2. "Through Our Own Eyes: A Chickasaw Perspective on Removal". This is an eight page article from The Chickasaw Nation Department of Culture and Humanities, written for the Natchez Trace Parkway. 

3. Discussion Questions and Unit Test Questions


 

Preparation

1. Notebook Paper
2. Pencils/Pens
3. Article on Chickasaw Removal (included)
4. Critical Thinking Questions about the Chickasaw Removal (included)

Materials

Download Student Reading on Chickasaw Removal

Download Lesson Plan for Teacher

Download Reading Questions

Procedure

Please see attached Lesson Plan for information.

Vocabulary

Chickasaw, trail of tears, Native American, American Indian, human migration, Civil Rights, Indian Removal, Oklahoma history, Mississippi History

Enrichment Activities

 www.chickasaw.net

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Last updated: March 8, 2019