Central Question: What is an important cause of the Trail of Tears that people should know about today?

John Ross, a Cherokee chief. From the Library of Congress.

U.S. History Investigation 3

Students use historical texts to understand the story of Cherokee Removal and its various causes. After reading and analyzing a collection of sources, students use evidence and reasoning to write an argument and counterargument about which cause of Cherokee Removal is most important to commemorate.

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Standards Alignment

Standards Alignment – CCSS & C3

Common Core Logo

Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-8.2, 8.4-8.7
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1-8.2, 8.4, 8.5-8.6, 8.8-8.9
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1, 8.4-8.5, 8.7-8.10
ELA Speaking & Listening
CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1-8.3

C3 Framework Logo

Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8.
Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8-6.6-8, D2.Civ.10.6-8., D2.Civ.13.6-8, D2.Geo.4.6-8, D2.Geo.8.6-8, D2.His.1.6-8, D2.His.3-6.6-8, D2.His.10.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8-16.6-8.
Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8-4.6-8.
Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8-6.6-8, D4.8.6-8.

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