After learning about James Monroe's purchase of the Louisiana Territory for president Thomas Jefferson in 1803, and then about Lewis and Clark's exploration of the territory, my students and I created these fun map crafts to tie everything together.
U.S. Map Template with Louisiana Territory
Map assembly instructions.
The instructions have students locate and draw or label the following items on the map :Appalachian Mts., Rocky Mts., Mississippi River, Missouri River, Columbia River, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and the Louisiana Territory, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. My students also painted the maps, but they could be colored.
*The map is intended to be printed on an 12X18" paper, but can be resized to any paper size.