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Survey of the Louisiana Purchase in 1815

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the survey of the Louisiana Purchase by creating their own surveying and mapping techniques such as natural maps, pace maps, and orienting. Other students then try to follow the maps.
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The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz. 
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DocsTeach

Analyzing a Map of the Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With the stroke of a pen, Thomas Jefferson roughly doubled the size of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase not only grew the new country, but also it gave rise to the legends surrounding westward expansion and accelerated the...
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase: Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Celebrate the anniversary of one of the United States' most important land acquisitions with a fun worksheet. The class answers five matching questions related to those involved with the Louisiana Purchase and then think about what life...
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Bismarck Public Schools

Jefferson & the Louisiana Purchase

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
After learning about the Louisiana Purchase, assess your class members' understanding of Napoleon Bonaparte's involvement, states included in the purchase, and important key terms (i.e. neutrality, corps of discovery, etc.) associated...
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Center for History Education

The Louisiana Purchase: Real Estate Deal of the Century?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's about real estate! Almost overnight, Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase about doubled the size of the young United States ... but was it constitutional? Using a variety of secondary and primary sources, including Jefferson's own...
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Lewis & Clark: The Louisiana Purchase

For Students 4th - 5th
In this facts about the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition online interactive worksheet, students read information and observe a map of the Louisiana Purchase to answer questions showing their comprehension skills....
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Curated OER

Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students explore U.S. territorial expansion. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson plan, students investigate how the purchase was funded and determine how diplomatic actions were part of the land transfer. Students analyze several primary...
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Historical Facts worksheet, students read a passage about the Louisiana Purchase and answer 8 fill in the blank and 7 true/false questions.
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National Endowment for the Humanities

On This Day With Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as they discover the wonders, beauty, and dangers of the American frontier. After gaining background knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, young explorers use primary...
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K12 Reader

The Louisiana Purchase

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Readers are asked to identify the main idea and two supporting ideas in a brief passage about the Louisiana Purchase.
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Curated OER

Louisiana's Indian Tribes At the Time of the Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research primary readings concerning first hand accounts of the Indian tribes living in and around Louisiana's River systems. They complete a brief character sketch of each tribe characterized in the digital readings. These...
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Carolina K-12

Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 8th Standards
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal...
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Curated OER

Globe Skills Lesson 6 The Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the Louisiana Purchase territory. In this geography skills instructional activity, students use map skills in order to plot and note latitude and longitude, measure scale distance, and locate landforms that were part of...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Thomas Jefferson, Message to Congress Concerning Louisiana

For Students 8th - 11th
Proficient reading of informational text, especially primary source documents, requires practice. This message from Thomas Jefferson about the Louisiana Purchase offers readers a chance to develop these comprehension skills.
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Designing The Character Of Louisiana Purchase Louisianians

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the history of the Louisiana Purchase. They gather information using a digital library and internet resources. The information is used to construct a detailed summary of how the people of time lived. They also use...
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Curated OER

Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836....
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the Louisiana Purchase. In this U.S. history lesson, 2nd graders examine the purchase of the Louisiana territory by the United States as they read text, take notes, complete homework, and take a quiz.
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders recognize and interpret people and events associated with the Louisiana Purchase. They create their own original booklet based on their work.
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students take a closer look at Lewis and Clark's expedition. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson, students play an interactive game based on the expedition and respond to questions about the game once they finish it.
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Louisiana Purchase worksheet, students explore the Internet to access one specific website to find the clues to match up five important people to their accomplishments and involvement with the Louisiana Purchase.
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Curated OER

The Louisiana Purchase

For Students 4th - 5th
In this historical map worksheet, students analyze a map of the Louisiana Purchase. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the map.
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Curated OER

Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use maps to locate and describe the area purchased by the Louisiana Purchase. In groups, they write a letter to Thomas Jefferson in which they evaluate the topography, climate and geography of the land. They determine the land's...
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Curated OER

Mapping America

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
While learning about the Louisiana Purchase, pupils practice map skills. This motivating lesson has them answer questions about the Louisiana Territory and the United States. It provides a quick and easy way review of skills and the...

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