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Eleventh graders explore a government program prompted by the Great Depression. In this Louisiana history lesson, 11th graders investigate primary resources for information on the Herbert Hoover Unemployment Relief Agency program. Students create graphs based on their examination of statistics related to the program.
Eleventh graders examine the civil rights struggle in Louisiana. In this Louisiana history lesson, 11th graders access the Louisiana Digital Library Database to listen to interviews with civil rights activists from the Natchitoches/Cane River region. Students compose essays using their findings and impressions.
Eighth graders analyze photographs featuring the Great Depression. In this Louisiana history lesson, 8th graders investigate selected photographs from the Great Depression and note their impressions of the photographs. Students consider what they can infer about people and events of the Great Depression as they keep track of their impressions on the provided graphic organizer.
Students research primary readings concerning first hand accounts of the Indian tribes living in and around Louisiana's River systems. They complete a brief character sketch of each tribe characterized in the digital readings. These accounts are from a message from President Thomas Jefferson to Congress in February of 1806.
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War. This is an engaging way to review American history up to the Civil War for students who might be a little fuzzy on the details.
Students analyze photographs featuring 1950's women. In this Louisiana history lesson, students investigate selected digital images of women in the 1950's. Students investigate the images and other sources in order to compose essays regarding the role of women in the 1950's.
Eighth graders analyze photographs featuring the Civil War. In this Louisiana history lesson, 8th graders investigate selected photographs from the Civil War and note their impressions of the photographs. Students consider what they can infer about people and events of the Civil War as they keep track of their impressions on the provided graphic organizer.
Eighth graders examine photographic images of the 1950s to discover how photographers captured the story of their contemporary world. In this Art History lesson, 8th graders demonstrate historical perspective by participating in a class discussion of events that shaped American and Louisiana history. Students analyze cartoons, photographs, posters, and other visual medium to identify opinion, propaganda, or bias.
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation. There are 10 full assignments compiled in a fourteen-page packet.
Visit 19th century Grand Isle, Cheniere Caminada, and New Orleans! Meet the inhabitants, learn about their history and culture, and view landmarks and industries! After reading Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, class groups research the novel’s settings and the changes that have taken place since 1900. They prepare a PowerPoint presentation and create travel brochures about one of the settings. The class then votes on the most interesting place to visit and is treated to a Cajun feast.
"Ye who believe...List to a Tale of Love in Acadie." Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline," launches a study of tragic heroines, epic poetry, the expulsion of the Acadians from Canada, and their subsequent migration to Louisiana. The richly detailed plan includes accommodations, rubrics, extensions, and links to research sites.
This units gives students opportunities to * Research the history and patterns of French settlement in Louisiana * Discover three types of music (New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco) which are representative of the Francophone presence in Louisiana. * Make connections between the rhythms of the music and those of the French language.
Did you know that in Japan you can drink "Poccari Sweat"? Ever heard of "Intervocalic fricatives become contrastive?" Sure. All this and more in a presentation that traces the history of English before England, in England including Old English, Middle English, Modern English, and English as a world language. Great fun for a college-level study of the history of the English language.