The Fight for a Continent
Unit 3 - Scott Foresman
Chapter 4, 5, and 8 - McMillan McGraw
5.3
Students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the Indians and between the Indian nations and the
new settlers.
Unit Overview
Students will create a scrapbook to collect examples of
cooperation and conflict among American Indian nations
and between American Indian groups and settlers.
Set the Scene
Suppose you found a place with valuable things. What if other people
wanted those same things? What if somebody else already lived
there?
This is what happened when Europeans and American Indians began
to compete for land and resources in North America.
conflict
a struggle or
disagreement
raw material
something from the Earth, such as wood or metal, that is
changed so that people can use it
ally
a person or group that helps
another for a common
purpose
treaty
A written political agreement
between two or more groups
massacre
The cruel killing of people
assimilate
To become like the people
around you
rivalry
A relationship in which
people or groups compete
for the same thing
act
A law
Scrapbook Cover
Cover should include:
•title
•your name
•an illustration of something that caused cooperation
•an illustration of something that caused conflict.
Artifacts
•Collect 10 or more events, documents, and people relating to the
theme of "cooperation and conflict".
•Write, draw, or gather images of artifacts
•Glue into your scrapbook
•Use this site to find artifacts:
www.nps.gov/archeology/visit/map.htm
Speech: Chief Tecumseh
Chief Tecumseh delivered this speech to Indian territory governor
William Henry Harrison at Vincennes, Indiana territory in 1810.
http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/people/tec_speaches.html
•Alternate reading with a partner,
considering his point of view and
concerns.
•What was his opinion of land
ownership?
•Write your own short speech (2-3
paragraphs) giving the point of view
of an American Indian from one of the
groups from this unit. Glue the
speech into the scrapbook.
Art:
•Do you think his painting shows cooperation or conflict?
•Based on what you have learned, create your own "American
Progress" drawing.
•Be as detailed and clear as possible
•Glue into the scrapbook.
Rubric 4
•Creates a scrapbook with 10 or more artifacts
•All artifacts are accurate, detailed, and relate to the “Cooperation
and Conflict” theme.
•Speech is well written and articulate.
•“American Progress” drawing illustrates the “Cooperation and
Conflict” theme.
•Student actively participates in classroom discussions and activities.
Rubric 3
•Creates a scrapbook with 8 - 10 artifacts for the scrapbook.
•All artifacts are accurate, include some detail, and relate to the
“Cooperation and Conflict” theme.
•Speech is well written.
•“American Progress” drawing illustrates the “Cooperation and
Conflict” theme.
•Student actively participates in classroom discussions and activities.
Rubric 2
•Creates a scrapbook with 6 - 8 artifacts for the scrapbook with
encouragement.
•All artifacts are accurate, but not very detailed, and relate to the
“Cooperation and Conflict” theme.
•Student writes out his or her speech and completes an “American
Progress” drawing.
•When encouraged, student participates in classroom discussions and
activities.
Rubric 1
•Does not create the required 6 artifacts.
•Speech and “American Progress” drawing are incomplete.
•Student does not participate in classroom discussions and activities.