Conflicting Views on the Indian Removal Act

8th grade, cherokee, eighth grade, indians, jackson, jill weber, trail of tears

This Invention Really is Important

8th grade, eighth grade, invention, mike skaggs, wikipedia

Emancipation Proclamation

8th grade, eighth grade, Emancipation Proclamation, mike self, primary sources, slavery

Mike's lesson is designed to allow students an opportunity to explore several primary documents which shed light onto how and why Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.


A House Divided

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, lincon, mark schmidt, primary sources, speech

Mark's lesson is designed to review the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision as background for Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech at the Illinois Republican Convention in 1858 using primary source documents. 


Civil War Photo Story

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, mike sabala, photographs, primary sources

Causes of the Civil War

8th grade, causes, civil war, eighth grade, sharon quinn

Origins of the Civil War

8th grade, causes, civil war, eighth grade, primary sources, sister o'brien

Origins of the American Constitution

8th grade, constitution, deb o'brien, eighth grade, primary sources

Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

8th grade, andrew jackson, cherokee, jody lubbers, native americans, trail of tears

Jody's lesson is designed to give students an overview of Andrew Jackson and of the causes, events, and effects of the removal of the Cherokee people of the southeastern United States.  Students will use primary source documents to achieve an understanding of the problems that the Cherokee faced.


Adding Fuel to the Fire

8th grade, civil war, mary smith, popular sovereignty, primary sources, sectionalism