The Education of Little Tree Ideas for Reports and Papers
by Forrest Carter

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

1. Research the history of the Cherokee Indians. How are their beliefs different from your own?

2. Why were Native Americans persecuted? Were they or are they misunderstood? Why?

3. What would it be like to live in the mountains? Research the history of Tennessee's mountains and mountain people.

4. Why might it be important to live in harmony with Nature? How is man treating the environment today?

5. How do you think Little Tree will adapt to the modern world?

6. What was life like during the 1930s and the Great Depression?

7. Research "The Trail of Tears." How do you think America would be today if we had shared knowledge and co-existed equally with the native people who were here before us?