Today each group presented the information they acquired in their research of their territories. SOme of the territories, like the Louisiana Purchase, were familiar to the students. Other territories, like the Gadsden Purchase, had history that is not all that well known amongst most Americans. Ask your chidren tonight what they learned about the Lousiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, Mexican Cession, Gadsden Purchase, and the Oregon Territory. In particular ask them how the land was acquired and the benfefits each territory had for the country. Each one has a unique and important story!
This page is dedicated to the work and research my students do each day.