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.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 46-60 of 150
LESSON 46: The Critical Period
LESSON 47: Constitutional Convention
LESSON 48: United States Constitution
LESSON 49: Crossword Puzzle: The Constitution
LESSON 50: Three Branches of Government
LESSON 51: Electoral College
LESSON 52: Presidents of the United States
LESSON 53: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson
LESSON 54: To Tell The Truth: George Washington
LESSON 55: Beginning of Political Parties
LESSON 56: Thomas Jefferson
LESSON 57: The Louisiana Purchase
LESSON 58: Madison, Monroe, Adams, and Jackson
LESSON 59: The War of 1812
LESSON 60: Major Battles/War of 1812