Louisiana State History Teacher Resources
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Louisiana and Canada: Understanding Acadian Cultural connections
Ninth graders investigate why Acadians moved to Lousiana. In this geography lesson, 9th graders research the migration of Acadian to Louisiana and how that influenced the culture. Students analyze a list of cultural and physical characteristics of Canada and find those present in Louisiana.
9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 40 Downloads
Cane River Civil Rights: Growing Up in Rural Louisiana
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.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Louisiana's Depression-Era Economy
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, students examine digital images for information about the economy in the state during the Depression era. Students discuss their findings with their classmates.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Governor Roman's 1833 "State of the State" Address
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, students examine Governor Roman's 1833 message to the Louisiana Congress. Students take notes on the provided graphic organizer.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Struggles for Justice A.P. Tureaud, Jr.
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, 11th graders examine primary sources pertaining to the life and accomplishments of Justice A.P. Tureaud, Jr.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Poverty Point Earthworks: Louisiana's Ancient Inhabitants
Young scholars research the prehistoric earthworks site at Poverty Point, Louisiana. They compare the Louisiana artifacts and structure to the remains and knowledge of other ancient cultures. They present their research to the class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Louisiana's Indian Tribes At the Time of the Louisiana Purchase
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
Louisiana History-Unit 4: Early People of Louisiana and a Meeting of Different Worlds
The Poverty Point Culture of Louisiana is described in detail within four slides of this six-slide PowerPoint. Four detailed paragraphs help describe the economic legacy that existed in Louisiana. A table, map, and photo are included to help students better understand the text.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Land Purchases in U.S. History
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their calculations.
8th - 10th Math 38 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
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.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 51 Views 256 Downloads
Queen of the Mississippi: Mid-Nineteenth Century Significance of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Young scholars analyze the significance of the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. For this Louisiana lesson, students research primary and secondary sources for information on the economic significance of the port of New Orleans and the Mississippi River to the U.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
War of 1812
Eighth graders locate the major land forms and bodies of water on a map of Louisiana. In groups, they discuss the role of the Mississippi River in the Battle of New Orleans and how land and water affect the outcome of battles. To end the activity, they write a paragraph about the causes and effects of the War of 1812.
8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 94 Downloads
History Did Happen in My Back Yard!
Eighth graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, 8th graders research their parish history using the LOUISiana Digital Library resources. Students create multimedia presentations based in their findings.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Louisiana: A Jambalaya of Nationalities II
Students describe the events that led to various immigrant groups settling in New Orleans; differentiate between the white and black Creole population; explain the results of each immigrant group's relocation; and determine the areas of religious settlers
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 9 Downloads
Poverty Point: A Louisiana Treasure
A well-done and informative presentation, this resource could be used to pique interest in Lousiana's history. This presentation about Poverty Point, a mound created by Native Americans, is a fascinating exploration of this topic. What is most interesting about the subject is what we don't know.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Visual Perspectives: Images of Women in the 1950s
Young scholars analyze photographs featuring 1950's women. In this Louisiana history lesson, students investigate selected digital images of women in the 1950's. Young scholars investigate the images and other sources in order to compose essays regarding the role of women in the 1950's.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
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.
8th Social Studies & History 123 Views 369 Downloads