LESSON THREE: The
Using a specific example
of a treaty gathering, students examine the direct contact of Iroquois leaders
with one of the Founding Fathers. At this treaty gathering one of the documents
that directly influenced the US Constitution was created. The Albany Congress
serves as an exemplar for how the gathering affected Benjamin Franklin's writing
of the Albany Accords.
- Students will investigate
the Albany Congress and its importance in American History.
- Using primary sources,
students will observe which Iroquois and Colonial leaders were present and
what they had to say at the Albany Congress.
- Students will examine
what Benjamin Franklin reported about the Iroquois Confederacy at this treaty
III. Essential Questions
- How was the Albany Congress
related to the development of the US Constitution?
- What type and how much
interaction was there between the Iroquois and the Colonials at the Albany
- What influence did Iroquois
leaders have on Colonial leaders?
- To make the connection
between the influence of the Iroquois Confederacy on the Founding Fathers,
it is essential to witness an instance when two groups came together when
a seminal political event was happening
that influenced the future development of the US Constitution. In 1754, Albany
was the place.
V. Student's Prior Knowledge
- Unit Vocabulary
- Grasp of the treaty gathering
culture and what occurred during these events.
- Awareness how treaty
gatherings influence people.
- Students will need writing
materials and art materials to illustrate their work.
Activity for Lesson Three
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1 October 2001, Portland State University