The Cherokee Nation virtual field trip affords an in-depth look at the lives of the Cherokee Indians, from their first encounters with Europeans to events, such as Georgia’s gold rush and the signing of the Indian Removal Act by President Andrew Jackson, that led to their forced relocation to Indian Territory in 1838. Students can explore the following three important historic sites: the Cherokee Nation capital of New Echota, the Chief John Ross House, and the Chieftains Museum.

  • Learning Objectives

    • Evaluate the reasons for Cherokee assimilation, including the establishment of a new system of government.
    • Analyze how key people (John Ross, John Marshall, and Andrew Jackson) and events (Dahlonega Gold Rush and Worcester v. Georgia) led to the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia known as the Trail of Tears.
    • Engage in critical thinking with discussion questions that probe enduring understandings in social studies.
  • 360° Videos

     

    Outside Farmstead

     

    Inside Middle Class Cabin (Farmstead)

     

    Outside Supreme Courthouse

     

    Inside Supreme Courthouse

     

    Outside Print Shop

     

    Inside Print Shop

     

    Outside Council House

     

    Inside Council House

     

    Outside Vann’s Tavern

     

    Inside Vann’s Tavern General Store

     

    Inside Vann’s Tavern Residence

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    Find this Virtual Field Trip and more resources on the App Store, Google Play, and Oculus store.