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Students explore U.S. territorial expansion. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson, students investigate how the purchase was funded and determine how diplomatic actions were part of the land transfer. Students analyze several primary sources that are provided within the lesson.
Students investigate the history of the Louisiana Purchase. They gather information using a digital library and internet resources. The information is used to construct a detailed summary of how the people of time lived. They also use the information to sketch a character from the time.
Students explore Westward Expansion. For this Manifest Destiny lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation on the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Students simulate the expedition as they participate in a classroom activity and complete a writing prompt related to the lesson.
Students take a closer look at Westward Movement. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Students then participate in a simulation that requires them to consider what it would be like to explore and settle unfamiliar territory.
Celebrate the anniversary of one of the United States' most important land acquisitions with a fun worksheet. The class answers five matching questions related to those involved with the Louisiana Purchase and then think about what life would be like today if France still had control of Louisiana.
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836. Besides outlining some great activities, this lesson has short biographies of many of the major players in the development of Arkansas.