Students use maps, lecture and discussion to explore the unique contributions to the U.S. resulting from the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. They complete worksheets, label maps and participate in discussion groups.
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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
The Louisiana Purchase: Worksheet
Celebrate the anniversary of one of the United States' most important land acquisitions with a fun learning exercise. The class answers five matching questions related to those involved with the Louisiana Purchase and then think about...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Don't miss this fantastic comprehensive lesson plan on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, packed with instructional guidance, worksheets, map work, informational texts, and secondary source materials.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jefferson & the Louisiana Purchase
After learning about the Louisiana Purchase, assess your class members' understanding of Napoleon Bonaparte's involvement, states included in the purchase, and important key terms (i.e. neutrality, corps of discovery, etc.) associated...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Did Federalists Oppose the Louisiana Purchase?
Students study the Louisiana Purchase. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson, students read a timeline of the Louisiana Purchase, a modified document written by Alexander Hamilton, and modified letters from Federalists to determine why...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
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