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Health Education - 5th Grade
Standard 1 Objective 2
6 class periods of 60 minutes each
Social & Civic Responsibility
Students will trace the development and expansion of the U.S. while studying the Trail of Tears. They will look at the political factors and analyze the impact the Indian Removal Act had upon a society. Students will also study the causes of death and grief of the Cherokee Nation.
It is important to know the events leading up to the Cherokee resettlement. The Trail of Tears Association website below provides an overview of the events.
Why do epidemics occur? To find out more, go to the link entitled, "Teacher Background on epidemics" below.
In 1838-1839 the Cherokee Nation was forced to march across part of the United States to what is now known as Oklahoma (see the Trails of Tears Map attachment).