This enquiry (the first relating to key question 2 of the unit) asks your students to make sense of an historian’s interpretation, and then test its accuracy.
The enquiry develops students’ ability to make sense of interpretations and to substantiate or challenge them with evidence.
The enquiry then moves on to consider the impact of the Acts on Plains Indians, and students match up aspects of the 1862 Acts with explanations of their impact on Plains Indian life. Finally, students write a response to the historian, explaining how far they agree with her interpretation.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up:PDF
- Worksheet 1-3: PDF