American History 1785 - 1849

United States History The Louisiana Purchase

Teach student to name the first 10 Presidents by using the room method. Start in the front right corner of the room. Tell the student to imaging that there is a washing machine that is overflowing with soap bubbles. (Remember washing machine - Washington).

Then look at the right wall. Tell students to imagine a large atom bomb exploding on this wall. (Remember atom bomb - Adams).

Proceed using the diagram below.

jacking up a car
Jackson
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the wall
Van Buren
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washing machine
Washington
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mirror looking at
atom bomb
Adams
floor
hair growing up
through your toes
Harrison
atom bomb
Adams
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ceiling
tiles on ceiling
Tyler
 

ATM machine with money
Monroe

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chef and his son
Jefferson

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chef and his son
Jefferson



Learn more about the Louisiana Purchase 

Louisiana Purchase - Classroom Resources http://jtlawson.tripod.com/index.html


(Teachers and students may find these descriptions of the purchase and its central players useful. Includes quizzes, lesson plans, and a map.)

Louisiana Purchase - Lewis and Clarke Trail
http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/section1/illinoiscities/Woodriver/

Provides facts about the size of the purchase and its per acre cost. Includes details about Thomas Jefferson's role in the transaction.


On a blank map of the United States, color all the present day states that were part of the Louisiana Territory.

Louisiana
Arkansas
Missouri
Iowa
Minnesota
Texas
Oklahoma
Kansas
Nebraska
South Dakota
North Dakota
New Mexico
Colorado
Wyoming
Montana

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