One Local Application: Reexamining the Cherokee Removal (Click here to sample the Georgia team's applications of this theme.)
The Georgia team's initial application of this national-level theme involved "Reexamining the Cherokee Removal," including studying the causes leading up to the historical event, its effects on the land and cultural practices in northwest Georgia, and its impact on members of the Cherokee nation, from the 1800s until today. Participants read texts such as Diane Glancy's Pushing the Bear and Robert Conley's Mountain Wind Song, alongside primary historical documents from the era of the Removal. They visited public sites such as New Echota (the former capital of the Cherokee Nation), and they contributed to the writing of a new play about events in Georgia leading up to the Removal.
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