Blessings of a Free Government: The Louisiana Purchase in 1803
Young scholars may take part in a multitude of activities listed such as creating political cartoons, comparison papers, and creating a portfolio to reinforce concepts and ideas surrounding the Louisiana Purchase.
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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...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Civility in Elections
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Government & the Economy
How does the government's role differ in a mixed economy versus a command economy? Check out this resource which, in addition to offering useful reading material and worksheets on the topic, includes an excellent graphic organizer...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Fiscal Policy and Stimulus
A country with high recessionary and inflationary gaps has several options to stimulate growth. A video focused on fiscal policy inspires young economists to explore the ways a government can influence, regulate, and stabilize (or...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Haitian Revolution (Part 2)
Picking up at the betrayal of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Charles LeClerc during the Haitian (Saint-Domingue) Revolution, this video details the ambiguity of the role of slavery in early 1800's France. Equipped with maps, images, and...
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable