Location, Location, Location: Arizona and the Gadsden Purchase

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of the Gadsden Purchase, its key role in Western Expansion, the events leading up to the transaction, its opposition and final ratification, and the benefits the purchase provided to Arizona and the southwestern United States.
Author: 
Keith White
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places