I have taught middle school history for the past 28 years. I have a webpage devoted to the subject of Louisiana history which I update every week. I love middle school and don't desire to go up OR down over the next few years.
Even though this has nothing to do with Louisiana it had everything to do with Louisiana and the Civil Rights movement. From Ruby Bridges to the Baton Rouge bus boycott. The students need to learn these stories.
As I have searched through my HUGE Louisiana history jump drive I came across things that I have used successfully and want other students to get to try they out. This one can be used for pulling out a little bit of our history.
This has been a great one or two day extended worksheet for my history classes. It has brought the person we are studying into the future and made them more relevant to my students. It allows them to "connect" to the person they chose more closely.
This game is played just like the board game "Scattergories" only in involves Louisiana music, people, historic sites, etc. Students or teachers choose letters for the top of the worksheet then write names of places, things, or people.
Sometimes you have students who will not, can not, or just simply won't do what you ask of them for homework. I decided that since I also have an art degree I would allow them to show me what they have learned by illustrating the chapter.
As I searched through my huge Louisiana history jump drive I came across things that I have used successfully and want other students to get to try they out. This one can be used for pulling out a little bit of French history.