FC: French Colonial Louisiana
6 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions.
Grade: 6th Grade
Standards: 6.1 - 6.7, 6.9a, 6.9b, 6.9d, 6.9e, 6.9f, 6.9g, 6.9h, 6.10a, 6.10b, 6.10c 6.10d, 6.10e, 6.10f
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Slide Deck Included: Yes
The French colonial period in Louisiana refers to the first century of permanent European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley. It lasted primarily from 1682, when René Robert Cavelier, sieur de la Salle, claimed Louisiana in the name of King Louis XIV in 1682, until 1763, when France turned over control of the colony to Spain following the Treaty of Fontainebleau and the Treaty of Paris. During this period Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans contributed to the development of a complex frontier society at the center of the Americas.
6 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions
Lessons are developed using all the sources and readings that are in the social studies course frameworks provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.
What does it include?
- Detailed lesson plans aligned with the standards and frameworks
- Activities that include all the materials provided in the frameworks
- Assessments aligned to the new LDOE field test (ASSESSMENT WILL BE SENT IN AN UPDATE)
- Lesson activity workbook/worksheets
- Slide deck
- 6.9 Analyze the development of the settlements and colonies in the late sixteenth century through the seventeenth century.
- 6.9a Analyze cooperation, competition, and conflict among groups in North America from the late 1500s to the mid-1700s, including Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Native American groups including the 1621 Autumn Harvest Celebration, French and Native American trade of fur, Bacon’s Rebellion, and King Philip’s (Metacom) War.
- 6.9b Explain the importance of the founding and development of the Plymouth settlement, including practice of self-government established by the Mayflower Compact, religious freedom, and contributions of Native Americans, including Chief Massasoit and Squanto, the leadership of William Bradford.
- 6.9d Explain the contributions of key individuals and groups to the foundation of the colonies, including Pilgrims, Puritans, Quakers, John Smith, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, William Penn, Edward Winslow, William Bradford, John Winthrop, John Rolfe, and Pocahontas.
- 6.9e Identify the locations of the colonies and lands inhabited by Native Americans, and explain how location, environment, and resources affected changes and development over time.
- 6.9f Analyze the causes, interactions, and consequences related to triangular trade, including the forced migration of Africans through the transatlantic trade of enslaved people and experiences of the Middle Passage.
- 6.9g Explain the experiences and perspectives of various people groups living in colonial North America, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, children, indentured servants, enslaved people, and Native Americans.
- 6.9h Analyze cooperation, competition, and conflict among groups in North America from the late 1500s to the mid-1700s, including Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Native Americans including the 1621 Autumn Harvest Celebration, French and Native American trade of fur, Bacon’s Rebellion, and King Philip’s (Metacom) War.
- 6.10 Analyze the growth and development of colonial Louisiana.
- 6.10a Explain the significance of events that influenced pre-colonial and colonial Louisiana, including the founding of Natchitoches and New Orleans, the Treaty of Fontainebleau, and the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso.
- 6.10b Describe the factors that influenced migration within and to Louisiana by various groups, including French, Spanish, Africans, Acadians, Germans, Canary Islanders/Islenos, and Haitians, and explain how individuals and groups interacted and contributed to the development of Louisiana.
- 6.10c Describe the characteristics of colonial Louisiana, including physical geography, climate, economic activities, culture and customs, and government, and analyze their importance to the growth and development of Louisiana.
- 6.10d Explain the influence of France and Spain on government in Louisiana, with an emphasis on the Napoleonic Code, the Code Noir, and the contributions of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, John Law, King Louis XIV, and Alejandro O’Reilly.
- 6.10e Describe the contributions and achievements of Gens de Couleur Libres in colonial Louisiana.
- 6.10f Compare and contrast French and Spanish colonial Louisiana and colonial Louisiana and British colonies.
How did the Louisiana colony change under French rule?
- When and how did the first French settlements in Louisiana begin?
- How did Antoine Crozat and John Law affect the development of early colonial Louisiana?
- How did slavery contribute to the development of French colonial Louisiana?
- What caused the 1729 Natchez Revolt and how did it affect both the colonists and the Natchez people?
- How did France lose control of Louisiana?