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					            The Trail of Tears
               A WebQuest Journey

               Guiding Questions:
What were the effects of the Trail of Tears on Native
                American groups?
  How could the interaction between the Native
  Americans and Americans have been resolved
                    differently?
Trail of Tears WebQuest Menu
Introduction
Process
Discovery
Conclusion
Resources
                 Introduction
Imagine you are a young Cherokee in the year
1838. The land where you live has fertile soil,
majestic mountains, flowing streams, rivers and
waterfalls with an abundance of wildlife for food.

Then one day, as you are outside playing, white men
come and drag you and your family from your home.
You only have time to grab a few personal
possessions before you are herded into makeshift
forts and kept like cattle for months. You know that
soon you must leave the only land you know and
travel west to a land over a thousand miles away, an
unknown flat, barren land.
     Introduction Continued
You witness over 4,000 Native Americans die
on this journey, now known as "The Trail of
Tears" or "The Trail Where They Cried."
During this WebQuest, you will also be on a
journey, a journey that will take you back to
the time of the Indian Removal Act.
What effects did this act have on Native
Americans?
What would life be like for the Native
Americans today if the Indian Removal Act
had not been passed?
Now it is time to begin your quest, but be
careful, there will be many rough and rugged
turns on the trail ahead.
              Process
      “What should I do next?”
1. Click here to begin the pre-test.
2. Be sure to write your score on your Trail
   of Tears question sheet in the space
   labeled “Pre-test Score”.
3. Once back at the menu, click on the word
   “Discovery” to begin reading to learn
   about the Trail of Tears.
4. Follow the directions on each page. When
   you are finished with that page, click on
   “next” to move to the next page.
           Process Continued
5. After you complete ALL questions, click here to
   begin the post-test.
6. Take the post-test and record your score on your
   outline in the space labeled “Post-test Score”.
7. Write in the space below your scores how you
   think the WebQuest helped you discover new
   information about the Trail of Tears.
8. Turn your questions into the tray.
9. You may now click on the resources tab and
   explore some of the websites about the Trail of
   Tears. Make good choices about the websites
   you choose.
                   Discovery
    Do this with the rest of the class. Use the
    map to answer the next three questions.
          Click here to view the map.
1. What states did the Native Americans cross to
   their new home?

2. What major river did the Native Americans have
    to cross to get to their new home?

3. Using your schema, can you determine what parts
    of the journey would have been the hardest for
    the Native Americans? Use the map to help give
    you clues.
         Discovery Continued
  Answer the questions on your sheet by reading
  each article for the information. To open the
  articles, click on the key words in each question.
  Be sure to answer each question in complete
  sentences!

4. What were the two reasons Native Americans
   were removed from their land and forced to
   travel West?
         Discovery Continued
5. What was the land like that the Native
    Americans lived on prior to removal?

6. What was the land like that the Native
    Americans lived on after the removal?

7. Describe the adaptations you think the Native
    Americans would have had to make in order
    to survive on their new land.
          Discovery Continued
8. According to the article not all tribes moved
   peacefully. Which tribe refused to leave their
   land?

9. If you were a part of that tribe, what would you
   decide to do?

10. Why do you think they referred to this journey as
  the Trail of Tears?
  Geography of the Southeast
The mild climate and plentiful rainfall of
the Southeast create ideal conditions for
growing many crops. Also, the southeast
region has large rivers, including the
Mississippi River, that serve as easy
transportation routes. The southeast is also
rich in iron, timber, coal, and natural gas.
Geography of Oklahoma Territory
Oklahoma is an area of low rainfall with
high winds. Parts of Oklahoma are within
the Great Plains; however, other parts are
considered more western. Therefore, the
northern parts within the Great Plains have
vast, flat lands, while the lands in western
Oklahoma have to deal with a dryer climate.
                 Conclusion
“Long time we travel on way to new land. People feel
bad when they leave old nation. Women cry and make
sad wails. Children cry and many men cry, and all look
sad like when friends die, but they say nothing and just
put heads down and keep on go towards West. Many
days pass and people die very much. We bury close by
Trail. –”
     - Survivor of the Trail of Tears

You may now enjoy surfing the selected sites in the
RESOURCES section of the webquest.
                  Resources
An article with more information on the Trail of Tears.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html
An interactive map that shows the different trails used by
the Native Americans.
http://imgis.nps.gov/national_historic_trails.html
Easy to read information on the Trail of Tears and other
Native American facts.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1567.html
Quiz about the Trail of Tears.
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz.cfm?qid=280342
Answers to common questions kids have about the Trail of
Tears.
http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/cherokee_kids.htm
                   Pre-test
1.   What is the route traveled by Native
     Americans from the Southeast region to the
     Oklahoma Territory?
A.   Oregon Trail
B.   Wilderness Road
C.   Natchez Trail
D.   Trail of Tears
              You are correct!
   Put a check mark next to the question number!
                     Oops!
   Put an “x” next to the question number.
2. Which act passed by the “People’s President”
    forced all Native Americans to leave their
    land?
A.  Quartering Act
B.  Native American Act
C.  Indian Removal Act
D.  Forcible Act
              You are correct!
   Put a check mark next to the question number!
                     Oops!
   Put an “x” next to the question number.
3. Which tribe refused to leave their home
    peacefully and were forced by the United
    States military?
A.  Choctaw
B.  Cherokee
C.  Chickasaw
D.  Seminole
              You are correct!
   Put a check mark next to the question number!
                     Oops!
   Put an “x” next to the question number.
4. Which interaction tool best describes the type
    of interaction between the Native Americans
    and Americans during the time of the Indian
    Removal Act?
A.  Cooperation
B.  Compromise
C.  Conflict
D.  Constant
              You are correct!
   Put a check mark next to the question number!
                     Oops!
   Put an “x” next to the question number.
5. Which of the following best describes how the Trail
    of Tears impacted the Native Americans?
A.  All Native Americans were sad to leave their land
    but they moved without arguing.

B.   Many Native Americans lost their lives, loved ones,
     and the land (including resources) that they had
     lived off of for hundreds of years.

C.   Native Americans lost many loved ones due to the
     war they fought against the Americans.

D.   Native Americans moved to a better land and had a
     better life.
              You are correct!
   Put a check mark next to the question number!
                     Oops!
   Put an “x” next to the question number.
Post-test

1. What is the route traveled by Native
   Americans from the Southeast
   region to the Oklahoma Territory?
A. Oregon Trail
B. Wilderness Road
C. Natchez Trail
D. Trail of Tears
You are correct!

 Put a check mark next to the question
 number!
Oops!

 Put an “x” next to the question
 number.
2. Which act passed by the “People’s
   President” forced all Native Americans to
   leave their land?
A. Quartering Act
B. Native American Act
C. Indian Removal Act
D. Forcible Act
You are correct!

 Put a check mark next to the question
 number!
Oops!

 Put an “x” next to the question
 number.
3. Which tribe refused to leave their home
   peacefully and were forced by the United
   States military?
A. Choctaw
B. Cherokee
C. Chickasaw
D. Seminole
You are correct!

 Put a check mark next to the question
 number!
Oops!

 Put an “x” next to the question
 number.
4. Which interaction tool best describes the
   type of interaction between the Native
   Americans and Americans during the
   time of the Indian Removal Act?
A. Cooperation
B. Compromise
C. Conflict
D. Constant
You are correct!

 Put a check mark next to the question
 number!
Oops!

 Put an “x” next to the question
 number.
5. Which of the following best describes how the
    Trail of Tears impacted the Native Americans?
A. All Native Americans were sad to leave their
    land but they moved without arguing.

B. Many Native Americans lost their lives, loved
   ones, and the land (including resources) that
   they had lived off of for hundreds of years.

C. Native Americans lost many loved ones due to
   the war they fought against the Americans.

D. Native Americans moved to a better land and
   had a better life.
You are correct!

 Put a check mark next to the question
 number!
Oops!

 Put an “x” next to the question
 number.

				
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