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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 1. Analyze the growth and the development of the United States

Objective a. Explain the political and economic impact of the Louisiana Purchase on the United States

Resource Links

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/louisiana/
Portal to Library of Congress primary source collections and other teacher resources related to the Louisiana Purchase.
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/lewis-clark/exhibitions.html
Portal to Library of Congress materials on the Lewis and Clark expedition
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/louisianapurchase.html
The Louisiana Purchase: a Legislative Timeline, by the Library of Congress
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/lewis-clark/
National Archives Teaching with Documents Lesson Plan on the Lewis and Clark expedition
http://www.nps.gov/lecl/index.htm/
An online, interactive guide to Lewis and Clark's expedition, from the National Park Service
http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-1/purchase.htm
Site contains tips for teaching the Louisiana Purchase with links to primary source documents
Good overall introduction to the Louisiana Purchase with links to the text of the Louisiana Purchase treaties and other primary sources
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Resources for Objective 5.B.1.a:
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