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25 resources with the concept new orleans

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Crescent City Gumbo: Race and Jazz in New Orleans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What gives New Orleans its special character? Its flavor? Its texture? Its sound? Is it the beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, or the mansions in the Garden District? Is it the Shotgun...
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Early American Settlements

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWhat brought settlers from Europe to North America? By exploring primary sources, such as posters seeking recruits for the new lands, class members take a deeper look at these motivations. To finish, they present their findings to...
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Exploring Primary Sources: Music in New Orleans

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Looking for a new and exciting way to teach young historians the art of primary source analysis? Jazz up your instructional activity with a resource that asks class members to analyze photos, travel documents, and letters written by some...
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Mardi Gras—Secondary

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Add a little glitter to your Mardi Gras celebration with a packet that includes information about the history of Mardi Gras. It also provides information about how different communities celebrate the holiday, as well as templates for...
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Storm That Drowned a City

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a map to locate New Orleans and watch a video on the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. As a class, they watch a demonstration on how a wetland can reduce the impact of a hurricane. In groups, they perform their own...
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The Mardi Gras Procession Strolls into Your Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 7th
English, history, and French pupils visit three learning stations and build a float utilizing the symbols of Mardi Gras.
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Battle of New Orleans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The last battle during the War of 1812, was the Battle of New Orleans which is outlined in this detailed PowerPoint. This particular battle is described from the beginning until the end, when General Andrew Jackson became a hero....
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Ebony and Ivory Revisited

For Students 8th - 12th
For this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the state of New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina and respond to 3 talking point questions
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The Big Not So Easy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore, analyze and discuss statistics regarding the conditions in New Orleans since the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. They predict the rate of rebuilding and research and compare statistics about their own community...
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This is for Me

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A young man tells how he joined his friends and traveled to New Orleans to help provide aid those suffering from the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina. They tell what it took to get there, what they did there, and what they learned...
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New Orleans Beginning: 1901-1922

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the beginnings of jazz in New Orleans. They relate the music to the history and culture of the region. They also perform the music for their classmates.
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RAFT Options for the Union Occupation of New Orleans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Role, Audience, Format, and Topic are the four key elements of a RAFT assignment. In this single slide, seven RAFT options are provided for students to choose from, regarding an event that altered the person's (role) lifestyle during the...
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The Princess and the Frog

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study the sounds of New Orleans jazz, its origins, and its influences. In this jazz music lesson, students listen to various jazz songs and discuss the songs. Young scholars use the worksheet 'Jazz: the Universal Language'...
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A World of Taste--Louisiana Gumbo

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover the multicultural contributions to New Orleans gumbo through participation in cross curriculum activities. In this multicultural diversity and New Orleans history lesson, students shade regions of a map according to a...
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Breaking News English: New Orleans

For Students 5th - 10th
In this New Orleans worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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Let the Music Play

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create auditory presentations on festivals and celebrations around the world. They begin by reading about how the New Orleans high school marching bands have overcome many obstacles to keep their music traditions alive. Then...
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music in America - Louis Armstrong

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to selections of New Orleans street band music. They explore the culture of New Orleans in the 1920's, and perform a closer examination of Armstrong's music.
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Louisiana: A Jambalaya of Nationalities II

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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...
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The Prairie Dog That Met the President

For Teachers K - 8th
Students study the history of jazz music. They listen to various examples of jazz music and complete a worksheet in which they must identify the individual instruments they hear and identify characteristics of the genre of jazz music.
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Victims of Geography

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Young scholars examine the toll taken on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. In this current events activity, students visit selected websites to discover details about the geography of the city and the hurricane itself. 
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Should New Orleans be Rebuilt?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students, after researching two websites dealing with New Orleans, complete a chart as they read the arguments for and against rebuilding New Orleans. They locate the evidence offered for support, analyze the geography domains and...
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Words in the News: New Orleans Job Losses

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discuss what they know about Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans. In groups, they use they match the new vocabulary words to their definitions. They read an article about Hurricane Katrina and answer questions.
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Louisiana Folklife Bingo (New Orleans)

For Students 8th - 9th
In this New Orleans, Louisiana folklife bingo worksheet, students have another game board to test their knowledge in a fun yet educational way on folklife in New Orleans.
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Cities and Settlement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the migration to and settlement of cities, focusing on the city of New Orleans. They identify the early migrants to the city of New Orleans and characterize the city of New Orleans during its early years.