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Louisiana Unit Study

Louisiana Unit StudySubmitted by Jackie G.
K-up

Library List:
Down in Louisiana by Johnette Downing and Deborah Kadair
Louisiana Alphabet by Laurie Parker
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana by Steve Gross, Sue Daley, and John H. Lawrence
Louisiana Purchase (Ready-for-Chapters) by Peter Roop, Connie Roop, and Sally Wern Comport
The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 by Sanford Levinson
There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
Time: Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Changed America by Editors of Time Magazine
Down the Crawfish Hole by Wes Thomas

Getting Started:
Locate Louisiana on a blank US Map
Color the Louisiana State flag
Learn fun facts about Louisiana, such as:
Louisiana is the only US states without counties; we have parishes, instead.
Louisiana is the only state in the Union that still uses the Napoleonic Code.
Louisiana was named for King Louis XIV of France.
Louisiana has had five different state capitals.

Louisiana State Symbols Worksheet

HISTORY:
Study about Lewis & Clark and the Louisiana Purchase.
Louisiana Purchase Notebooking Page
Discuss the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (both in 2005) on Louisiana.

GEOGRAPHY:
Find New Orleans on a Louisiana state map.
Learn all the states that were created from the Louisiana Purchase.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Learn some Cajun French expressions.

VOCABULARY:

bayou
lagniappe
creole
cajun
gumbo
jambalaya
po-boy
zydeco

MATH:
The US bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. The cost was $15 million. The territory was 828,000 square miles. What was the cost per square mile?

ACTIVITIES:
Cook a pot of Gumbo
Cook up a Crock pot of Red Beans & Rice

Lapbook your lesson!!!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
MrDon.org Louisiana
Louisiana101.com History