The lesson introduces students to the final major conflict between Native-Americans and the U.S. Army. It was a controversial one-sided battle where over 200 men, women, and children of the Lakota Indian Tribe were killed. The lesson includes Native American/U.S. background information. Most students will not have heard of the Wounded Knee Massacre, but the lessons from the conflict are important to learn. The location is a U.S. National Historic Landmark known as the Wounded Knee Battlefield. For further explanation, it is suggested students receive access to the Internet to learn more about the conflict.
Wounded Knee Massacre Lesson Plan Includes:
- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about Wounded Knee Massacre
- Hands-on homework activities
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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