Last updated: March 8, 2019
Through Our Own Eyes: A Chickasaw Perspective on Removal
- Grade Level:
- Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
- 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:
How did the Chickasaw Removal impact the Chickasaw people and their culture?
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.
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:
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.
1. Notebook Paper
3. Article on Chickasaw Removal (included)
4. Critical Thinking Questions about the Chickasaw Removal (included)
Please see attached Lesson Plan for information.
- Chickasaw, trail of tears, Native American, American Indian, human migration, Civil Rights, Indian Removal, Oklahoma history, Mississippi History