To realize the significance of the purchase of the Louisiana Territory by the United States.
This activity includes three reading sections with background information about the Louisiana Purchase. Each section is followed by a brief set of instructions for a fun Map Exercise. Read through the lesson with the class. Have the students do the mapwork at the end of each section.
I have never passed out a Map Exercise to my students that they did not enjoy. The kids seem to really like these types of activities.
Teacher Instructions are included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.