Each member of the group will have an assigned research task for the first part of the Trail of Tears webquest project.
The mapmaker will create a topographical map that shows the routes taken by the Indians on their forced march; he or she will also write a description of the geographic features, the weather and the impact of each of these on the journey.
The timeliner will create a visual element that describes the important events related to the Indian Removal movement, including the dates and the people or groups involved.
The graphic artist will locate pictures, and write captions describing the contents of those pictures, that communicate the hardships faced by those who walked the Trail of Tears.
Use these websites to locate the information that you will need for this portion of your project:
National Park Service: Trail of Tears--History & Culture
This site will explain what the Trail of Tears is, as well as giving you information on the places along the Trail of Tears and virtual museum exhibits.
The Trail of Tears Across the Mississippi Valley
On this site, you will find historical information about the Cherokee, Indian removal policies, and the routes taken, along with a description of traveling the trail.
Cherokee--North Carolina: Trail of Tears
The site provides information about the people involved with the Trail of Tears, including John Ross and Andrew Jackson.
Sequoyah Research Center: Family Stories from the Trail of Tears
Oral histories from families who traveled the Trail of Tears are archived on this site.
Museum of the Cherokee Indian: The Trail of Tears
This site includes an interactive map that tells about various locations along the trail.
Two Documents on Indian Removal
This site includes information about the Worcester v. Georgia (1832) Supreme Court case and biographical information about Andrew Jackson.
You may also use Google Images to search for pictures.