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Black Hawk: Defender of Indian Rights or Native American Terrorist? Unit Plan By: Theresa Bartsch
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Engaging Scenario Black Hawk, the Sauk War Chief, has been captured. Even though he is not a citizen of the United States, President Jackson has decided to place Black Hawk on trial for the crimes he has committed. The President has chosen your community for the trial due to its close location to his capture. Your community will have to decide on the charges, investigate witness stories, and put Black Hawk through a trial. Can your community complete all their civic duties and give Black Hawk a fair trial?
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Essential Questions How did westward expansion affect Native Americans in Illinois and Wisconsin? How did perceptions of settlers and soldiers play a role in the Native American conflicts in Illinois and Wisconsin? In what ways was communication a problem in the Native American conflicts in Illinois and Wisconsin? Is Black Hawk a criminal for defending his lands? Why or Why not?
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Calendar of Unit Day 1 Introductory Lecture on Black Hawk Day 2 Task 1 (Small Group) Whole Group discussion of Task 1 “crimes” Development of a class list of “crimes” Day 3 Task 2 Day 4 and 5 Task 3 Day 6 and 7 Task 4 Day 8 and 9 Task 5
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Task 1 Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Vocabulary for Task 1 MISDEMEANOR: The act of breaking the law, but not in a serious fashion Examples: vandalism, littering, speeding, disturbing the peace, etc. FELONY: a crime more serious than a misdemeanor Murder, theft over $2,000, kidnapping, etc.
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Task 1: Crimes and Misdemeanors For this task, your community must decide what charges to bring against Black Hawk. What did he do that was against the law? Using the lecture notes from DAY 1, decide what crimes Black Hawk should be held accountable for committing. Make a list of the specific charges you wish to accuse Black Hawk of committing. If you accuse him of murder, you must tell who he murdered. In addition, decide if each charge is a FELONY or a MISDEMEANOR.
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Task 1: Student-Friendly Rubric You are done with this task when: You have developed a list of charges based on the DAY 1 notes. The charges are labeled appropriately as a FELONY or MISDEMEANOR. The charges contain specific details that explain who Black Hawk committed the crime against. All the charges make sense.
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Task 2 Witness Statements
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Vocabulary for Task 2 Defense: The lawyers acting for the defendant in opposition to complaints against him or her Prosecution: The lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
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Teacher Notes Prior to beginning Task 2, the teacher should do the following activities: Determine the level of testimony your class can handle and choose which testimony to use. Some of the primary sources may have to be transcribed from internet resources. Prior to handing out testimony, choose testimony for your class. Introduce the vocabulary
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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