La Mobile: A Case Study of Exploration and Settlement

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The Le Moyne brothers, Jean-Baptiste and Pierre, were among the first explorers of the Gulf Coast. Class members read biographical information and journal entries about these men, study maps showing where the settlements they established were located, and then select a site and design their own settlement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Expand the scope of the lesson and have class members research the settlement of their area 
Classroom Considerations

  • While the focus of the activity is on early Alabama history, the concepts are appropriate for any location

  • The nine-page packet includes background information for instructors, links to primary source documents, a PowerPoint presentation, a step-by-step plan, and the poster assignment

  • Additional research by individuals into the conditions that existed at their proposed site during the time of exploration would be required