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FC: The Louisiana Purchase and the Corps of Discovery

$20.00

9 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions

Grade: 3rd Grade

Weeks: 2

Pages: 69

Standards: 3.6, 3.6a, 3.7

File Type: pdf

Slide Deck Included: Yes

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Product SKU: PEDFC331

Description

In this topic, students will learn about the major achievements of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency, with a particular focus on the Louisiana Purchase and the Corps of Discovery. Students will explore Jefferson’s motivations for purchasing the Port of New Orleans and the unlikely circumstances that led to the United States effectively doubling in size without a shot being fired. The students will learn about the goals of the Corps of Discovery and will recount the expedition’s incredible journey to the Pacific Ocean and back again. 

8 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?

  1. Detailed lesson plans aligned with the standards and frameworks
  2. Activities that include all the materials provided in the frameworks
  3. Assessments aligned to the new LDOE field test (Assessment will be in an update)
  4. Lesson activity workbook/worksheets
  5. Slide deck

Standards

  • 3.6 Identify and describe national historical figures, celebrations, and symbols.
  • 3.6a Describe the achievements of Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Sacagawea.
  • 3.7 Describe the significance of major events in the history of the United States, including the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Framing Question

Why was the Louisiana Purchase and the Corps of Discovery important to the United States?

Supporting Questions

  1. How and why did Thomas Jefferson become president?
  2. Why did the United States want to buy New Orleans? Why was France willing to sell the Louisiana territory?
  3. How did the purchase affect the people of Louisiana and the United States?
  4. What were the goals of the Corps of Discovery?
  5. What route did Lewis and Clark use to reach the Pacific Ocean?
  6. What role did Sacagawea play in the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition?
  7. What new knowledge did the Corps of Discovery bring back from their expedition?

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