Lesson Information

Fifth Grade Lesson - Orange

Week: 23 -- lesson ID: 722

Essential Questions:

How can we actually know how far Native people traveled on the Trail of Tears? What are the mapping tools that allow us to accurately map distances. What happened to the Native People during the forced march? Why did the colonists become settlers in the west? How did the Native People handle the taking of their lands? What challenges did the settlers face? How did American innovation help us settle the west?


Gain an understanding of the events of the 1830 Indian Removal Act. 

Understand how to use mapping tools.

Vade Mecum

Vade Mecum List - Inca, Aztec Maya

Important Docs

documents for this lesson:



Cornell notes ch 1-2

The Standards

Lesson Standard:

4-5a: Students will study historical events and persons within a given time-frame in order to create a chronology and identify related cause-and-effect factors.