Why did the US Government change its policies towards Native Americans 1830 - 1851?
This great little resource is designed to get students to understand both how and why the US Government changed its policies towards Native Americans 1830 - 1851, through a card sort activity.

In the first stage, students match the actions of the US Government with their impact or consequences. In the second stage, students then reorganise them into their chronological order, if they haven't already done so. In the final stage, after they have stuck them into their book, students can then debate, which key event was the turning point in the attitude of the government towards the Native Americans living on the Great Plains.

This activity would make a great starter, as they students could attempt to predict what happened, but it also makes a great plenary that would work with any text book or worksheet on the topic.

If you like this resource, please check out some of my other card sorts on the American West.

Have fun and don't forget to print out the right sheet, as I've provide you with a completed version to project onto your IWB with the answers.

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Created: Sep 18, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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