Louisiana State History Teacher Resources
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Baton Rouge History
Learners explore the history of Baton Rouge. In this Louisiana history instructional activity, students examine primary sources for information about Baton Rouge in the 1820's and make a case for the city to become the state capital.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Louisiana and Canada: Understanding Acadian Cultural connections
Ninth graders investigate why Acadians moved to Lousiana. In this geography lesson, 9th graders research the migration of Acadian to Louisiana and how that influenced the culture. Students analyze a list of cultural and physical characteristics of Canada and find those present in Louisiana.
9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads
Cane River Civil Rights: Growing Up in Rural Louisiana
Eleventh graders examine the civil rights struggle in Louisiana. In this Louisiana history lesson, 11th graders access the Louisiana Digital Library Database to listen to interviews with civil rights activists from the Natchitoches/Cane River region.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Louisiana's Depression-Era Economy
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. For this Louisiana history lesson, students examine digital images for information about the economy in the state during the Depression era. Students discuss their findings with their classmates.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Queen of the Mississippi: Mid-Nineteenth Century Significance of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Young scholars analyze the significance of the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. For this Louisiana lesson, students research primary and secondary sources for information on the economic significance of the port of New Orleans and the Mississippi River to the U.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
History Did Happen in My Back Yard!
Eighth graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history activity, 8th graders research their parish history using the LOUISiana Digital Library resources. Students create multimedia presentations based in their findings.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 53 Views 258 Downloads
Struggles for Justice A.P. Tureaud, Jr.
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, 11th graders examine primary sources pertaining to the life and accomplishments of Justice A.P. Tureaud, Jr.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Governor Roman's 1833 "State of the State" Address
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, students examine Governor Roman's 1833 message to the Louisiana Congress. Learners take notes on the provided graphic organizer.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Louisiana History-Unit 4: Early People of Louisiana and a Meeting of Different Worlds
The Poverty Point Culture of Louisiana is described in detail within four slides of this six-slide PowerPoint. Four detailed paragraphs help describe the economic legacy that existed in Louisiana. A table, map, and photo are included to help students better understand the text.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Poverty Point: A Louisiana Treasure
A well-done and informative presentation, this resource could be used to pique interest in Lousiana's history. This presentation about Poverty Point, a mound created by Native Americans, is a fascinating exploration of this topic. What is most interesting about the subject is what we don't know.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist vision of the Constitution.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 47 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Land Purchases in U.S. History
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their calculations.
8th - 10th Math 42 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
For any teacher of American History, The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a watershed event that should be shared with your students. This is a very good lesson on the Expedition, and the events that led up to it; including The Lousisiana Purchase.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 40 Views 96 Downloads
The Arkansas State Flag
Young historians take a look at the history of the Arkansas state flag. Pupils color, cut, and paste together their own versions of the flag. They learn about the meaning of the flag's colors, and what the various symbols on the flag represent.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 14 Views 33 Downloads
Native Americans in Arkansas: The Quapaw
The Quapaw Indians of Arkansas are the focus of this American history lesson. Learners discover many aspects of the Quapaw culture, such as their dwellings, social organization, food, and how the tribe was eventually driven out of Arkansas.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 36 Downloads
New Review Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal entries from their perspectives.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase
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.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 57 Downloads
Survey of the Louisiana Purchase in 1815
Students explore the survey of the Louisiana Purchase by creating their own surveying and mapping techniques such as natural maps, pace maps, and orienting. Other students then try to follow the maps.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 119 Downloads
The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 74 Views 139 Downloads