[Surfnetkids: 16 Apr 2008] Louisiana Purchase

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Save at The Pump
3. Weekly Topic: Louisiana Purchase
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management

#1. Apr 16, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Louisiana Purchase

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/louisiana_purchase.htm

Louisiana Purchase Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/louisiana_purchase.pdf

Under the leadership of President Thomas Jefferson, the United States purchased 827,987 square miles of territory from France on May 2, 1803 for $15 million. It was a momentous event that doubled the size of the new country, and greatly increased its economic power. Learn more at the following sites.

Discovering Lewis & Clark: Louisiana Purchase
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=101
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"President Thomas Jefferson wrote to a fellow scientist in late January, 1804, that ‘I confess I look to the duplication of area for extending a government so free and economical as ours, as a great achievement to the mass of happiness which is to ensue.’" Professor Pierce Mullen of Montana State University contributed this Louisiana Purchase essay to the Discovering Lewis & Clark project. It offers detailed insight into the Purchase, presented in a engaging format. Don’t skip Side Lights, which offers a timeline and a gallery of important players.

Louisiana State Museum: The Cabildo
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cab-intro.htm
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The Louisiana State Museum brings us a virtual exhibit about the Cabildo, the site of the Louisiana Purchase ceremonies in 1803. Along the way, with its focus on the varied people of Louisiana (the native Indians, the French settlement, and the European rulers) it offers a unique insight into the times. There is a Louisiana Purchase page but I decided to link to the front page of the exhibit, instead of directly to this one page, because I found the background it provides fascinating.

Lewis and Clark Journey of Discovery: Louisiana Purchase
http://www.nps.gov/archive/jeff/LewisClark2/Circa1804/Heritage/LouisianaPurchase/LouisianaPurchase.htm
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This one-page overview of the Louisiana Purchase includes several maps, and is an excellent resource for school reports. Students will also want to find the teacher’s section, because it contains a useful Playbill (that introduces all the key people) and a Glossary with Pronunciation Guide. To find the Lewis & Clark Curriculum Guide, click on Activities & Kids (on the top nav) then follow Teachers (on the left nav) and you’ll finally see Lewis & Clark Curriculum Guide. The stuff you are looking for is filed under Louisiana Purchase.

… Click to continue Louisiana Purchase.

#4. What You’re Missing This Week

Printables Club Members also get the following free downloads to use in the classroom or to send home with students:

Louisiana Purchase Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/louisiana_purchase.pdf

Louisiana Purchase Wikipedia Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Wiki/wiki-louisiana_purchase.pdf

Lewis and Clark Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/lewis_and_clark.pdf

Thomas Jefferson Printable
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#5. Related Games

Louisiana Purchase Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/louisiana_purchase-ws.htm

Louisiana Purchase Outline Map
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/louisiana_purchase_map-27571.php

Lewis and Clark Quiz
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/lewis_and_clark_quiz.htm

Lewis and Clark Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/explorers/lewis_and_clark/

Thomas Jefferson Coloring Page
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/american_presidents_thomas_jefferson-1446.php

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#6.Quote of the Week

"In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." ~~
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) American third U.S. President.

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