Lesson details


Social Studies


Settlement of North America


Cultural Clashes

Recommended Technology: 

Computers/tablets with internet connections available to student groups.

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • Vocabulary test
  • Promethean Board
  • Laptops/Devices and Internet access 
  • Paper and Pencils
  • Thinking Maps
  • Primary source transcription
  • Maps of Cherokee territory, see "Cherokees"
  • Cherokee and S. C. Treaty of 1761, see “A Treaty of Peace and Friendship
  • Guided questions and rubric, see Project Outline and Rubric

Trade Trials Treaties

3-4 hours
Lesson type: 
1:1 Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Trade was a normal part of the Cherokee culture for thousands of years.  European trade eventually changed the Cherokee way of life. In nearly 250 years of contact with whites, the Cherokees faced constant turmoil. War and disease devastated their way of life. This lesson examines how European contact changed the Cherokee.

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