Native American Choctaw Nation's Decision to Stay or Move - Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty - Treaty of 1830

Academic Standards

National Standards:


            English Language Arts

1.      Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an under-

standing of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States; to

acquire new information; and for personal fulfillment.

2.      Students read a wide range of literature.

3.      Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other reader and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and other texts.

4.      Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for a variety of purposes.

5.      Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

6.      Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.

7.      Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suite their purpose and audience.

8.      Students use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

9.      Students develop an understanding of respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.


Fine Arts

1b. Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art

      media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their

      experiences of their choices.



1.      Use maps and other geographic representatives, tools, and technologies to

acquire, process, and report.

4.      The physical and human characteristics of places.

6.      Culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions.

9.      Characteristics, distribution, and migration of human population of earth’s


           12. Processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement.

           13. Forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and

                 control of earth’s surface.


            Social Studies

1.      Civic life, politics, and government

a.       Purposes that government serve

b.      Nature and purpose of constitutions

c.       Alternative ways of organizing constitutional government

2.      Foundations of the political system

3.      Principles of democracy

a.       Power and responsibility distributed, shard, and limited in the

government established by the United States Constitution.

e.       Place of law in the American constitutional system

f.       Provisions of the American political system

5.      Roles of the citizen

a.       Citizenship

b.      Rights of citizens

c.       Responsibilities of citizens

d.      Characteristics important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy

            e.   Citizens taking part in civic life



            1a. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of

                  technology systems. 

            1b. Students are proficient in the use of technology.

            3a. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and

                  promote creativity.

            4b. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and

                  ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

            5a. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a

                  variety of sources.