Conduct a brief discussion in which students compare and contrast the land defined as Louisiana in each of the maps. Encourage students use evidence from the maps and outside knowledge to support their answers.
What do you notice about the physical boundaries of Louisiana as it switched between countries?
How do the boundaries of our modern Louisiana compare to those seen in each of the maps?
What do you think are the most significant changes to the maps over time?
How do you think these changes helped to make Louisiana unique?