The West - The Nez Perce and the Dawes Act
This lesson asks students to view westward expansion from the perspective of the Nez Perce and their leader, Chief Joseph. Students will view segments of "The West" video, perform role-playing activities, analyze the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, and participate in class discussion and debate about the social, political, and historical circumstances surrounding the passage of the act itself.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Process Skills, Algebra, Statistics, Story Telling, Speech, Reading, Current Events/issues, United States History, Civics, Process Skills, World History