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Unit: Tears That Water A Trail
Authors: Zena Lews & Lori Lane, Oklahoma
Grades 6-8

Students will learn about what led to the Trail of Tears and how this impacted Indigenous People in the Southeastern U.S. They will compare and contrast the Trail of Tears and its results with those of the Holocaust. They will also learn about the importance of Land Acknoweldgements and the connections between the Trail of Tears and respecting indigenous lands.

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Land Acknowledgements
Authors: Zena Lews & Lori Lane, Oklahoma
Grades 6-8

Students will learn about what a land acknowledgement is and why it is essential to indigenous cultures. They will also learn about how their own school location is connected to Indigenous Peoples of the past and how they can create a land acknowledgment to acknowledge this relationship.

Tears That Water the Trails
Authors: Zena Lews & Lori Lane, Oklahoma
Grades 6-8

Students will learn about what led to the Trail of Tears and how this impacted Indigenous People in the Southeastern U.S. They will compare and contrast the Trail of Tears and its results with those of the Holocaust. They will also learn about the importance of Land Acknoweldgements and the connections between the Trail of Tears and respecting indigenous lands.
 

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