This lesson was written to familiarize students with the background of the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site before a visit. It is important for students to recognize the value of local history and the part it played in the development of North Dakota. The resources of the state historic sites are a valuable asset to the school and community and as such should be explored more fully. The site interprets the life of the Marquis de Mores, a French aristocrat with an entrepreneurial spirit common during this era. Students will read several short articles about the time period, people and places connected to the Chateau. An observation activity with photos of the chateau rooms will enable them to make detailed observations as they visit on their field trip. A suggested extended activity is to write a short travel essay.
Lesson Plan 1 is available as a series of downloadable PDFs on this page; images and activity PDFs can be found using the navigation bar to the right.
Lesson Plan The Marquis de Mores Dakota Entrepreneur (updated March 2015)
Resource List for North Dakota History Educators Updated (updated December 2009)
1.8 Glossary (updated December 2009)
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