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Unit 2a “Test”:

Prompt: Has the United States lived up to the ideal that “all men are created equal” in its relationship with Native Americans over time? You must use at least 1 example from EACH of the following time periods:

1. Early Interactions with Europeans [Columbus (1492) – Declaration of Independence (1776)]

   a. Unit Resources:

      i. Columbus Readings (2-3)

      ii. Indian Policies in Early America (2-3)

      iii. The Transformation of a Continent (2-7) 

2. Early U.S. Presidents [Declaration of Independence (1776) –War of 1812]

   a. Unit Resources:

      i. Indian Policies in Early America (2-3)

      ii. Lewis & Clark Document Analysis (2-4)

      iii. The Transformation of a Continent (2-7)

      iv. Manifest Destiny & Map Analysis (2-8)

      v. Native American Timeline Google Doc. (2-9)

 3. The Early-Modern Period [Jackson (1828) – Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)]

   a. Unit Resources:

      i. Jackson ACT Style reading (2-5)

      ii. Trail of Tears: Video Perspectives (2-8)

      iii. Native American Timeline Google Doc. – (2-9)

 4. Today/Current

    a. Unit Resources:

      i. “30 Days: Life on an Indian Reservation” (2-10)

      ii. Individually Researched Articles (attached to this packet)


You will choose 1 of the following ways to present this information:

  1. “TEA” format written response (like Unit 1 Test)
  2. Create a children’s book
  3. The ABC’s of the Native American Experience
  4. Comic Strip
  5. Infographic
  6. Memorial Website
  7. Commemorative Magazine insert
  8. Movie Trailer
  9. Other ideas? Just ask!


We will be working in the LRC Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

THIS PACKET and THE FINAL PRODUCT will be due on Monday, October 19th.


Follow the step by step directions outlined on the next page to be sure you complete all parts of this “test”! It is important that you pace yourself, as there are a few parts to this assignment that need to be completed before you create your final product.

Steps to Success on the Unit 2a Test:


Step 1: Choose 1 current issue connected to Native Americans that you would like to find articles on:

  • Casinos
  • Mascots
  • Alcoholism
  • Education
  • Land Treaties
  • Voting
  • Found another issue? Ask if it is ok!

 Step 2: Find 2 articles about the SAME current issue (from list above).

  • Use the resources from the LRC databases and ACCEPTABLE news sources provided to you.
  • You should have your 2 articles before you leave class today (Tuesday)!

Step 3: Fill out the attached graphic organizer for EACH article (Packet pages 3 & 4)

  • This will be very similar to what you did for the Unit 1: Bill of Rights current event assignment
  • This step will count as a separate grade then your test grade, so please be sure this is complete!

Step 4: Prepare your information

  • Although not required, it is in your best interest to fill out the attached prep sheet (similar to Unit 1 Test) to best organize your information.
  • By completing this step, you know that all of your information is included in whatever format your final presentation is in.

 Step 5: Choose the format of your final product

Choose one of the options provided on the front page.

  • You should choose the option that you will be best able to demonstrate your ideas
  • REMEMBER: your project, no matter the format, MUST answer the question
  • It also must include a thesis, evidence, and analysis (TEA)
  • However, the way in which you present your “TEA” is up to you à be creative!

 Step 6: Double check your project fits with the rubric.

 Step 7: Print out or share your project.

  • ATTACH IT to this packet to be collected at the start of class on Monday, October 19th

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