Core Theme – Growing the Nation – Westward Expansion
Grade Level - 8
Estimated duration of lesson – 50 minutes
Content standards – History 6-8
- Benchmark D: Describe the effects of interactions among civilizations during the 14th through 18th centuries.
- Grade 8, GLI 2. Describe the political, religious and economic aspects of North American colonization including: c. interactions between American Indians and European settlers, including the agricultural and cultural exchanges, alliances and conflicts.
- Benchmark E: Explain the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, with emphasis on both Colonial and British perspectives.
- Grade 8, GLI 4. Explain the results of important developments of the American Revolution including: d. impacts on women, African Americans and American Indians.
A summary of the lesson – Students will analyze the Petition to Governor Huntington in order to understand the relationship between Native Americans and settlers in early Ohio.
- Divide students into groups. Each group will receive a copy of document and the Spiral Questions.
- Allow time for groups to work through questions
- Once everyone is finished, go over questions and answers with the entire class.
Post-assessment – Worksheet results and class discussion and participation will be used to determine whether students understood the activity. Intervention will be offered to those who need it.
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