This lesson puts your students' listening skills to the test! First, the teacher reads a passage about the events leading up to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. While they are listening, students take notes on the handout. Then the teacher reads the passage for a second time. Students take notes again, this time adding details. Using the notes they have taken, students create three questions that can be answered based on the passage. After students share their questions, they complete a brief follow-up map activity. Enjoy!