Thomas Jefferson Foreign Policy Louisiana Purchase Barbary Pirates


Grade Levels
6th – 8th
Social Studies – History, Civics, U.S. History
Resource Type
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
Formats Included
Zip (5 + 17 slides)

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This lesson discusses the main aspects of Thomas Jefferson’s foreign policy, including the Louisiana Purchase, the Haitian Revolution, and the Barbary Pirates.

In order to make this lesson more interactive for students, I’ve included Pear Deck questions. If you’re not familiar with Pear Deck, it simply offers quick one-ton-one formative assessment in your classroom lessons. It’s very easy to implement, however, students do need access to technology. Pear Deck is not necessary for this lesson. You can simply use the questions for discussion.

This lesson plan is linked with NYS Social Studies standards, however, I’m sure you could add your own.  It includes a 2 page lesson plan, a 2 page historical background, an 17 page slideshow with built in assessment questions and a short exit ticket to check for understanding.

Included in this product:

  • A classroom handout (PDF, PowerPoint and Google Slides link)
  • A Pear Deck presentation for use with the handout (Google Slides link)
  • A Google Slides version of the lesson that can be assigned in Google Classroom (Google Slides link)

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