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Louisiana: State Facts

These sites include information about the state of Louisiana, its history, state symbols, statistics, geography, animals, Mardi Gras, and historical as well as recent events such as the Battle of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. Includes maps, handouts, and videos. Also included is an eThemes Resource on the Mardi Gras holiday celebration in New Orleans.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

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Learn facts about Louisiana on this website by Enchanted Learning. Print out maps, quizzes, coloring pages, and other activities. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site contains information on the various symbols, emblems, songs, and other official icons of the state of Louisiana. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
This 400 year timeline traces the roots of Louisiana history from the first French settlements in Nova Scotia, Canada and Biloxi (a city in what is now the state of Mississippi) to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
This 17 page PDF lesson on the Louisiana Purchase is one of 10 lessons in Splash! Publications Westward Expansion Unit. Includes a brief history, a map, three quizzes, and a glossary.
See pictures of the various flags that have flown over Louisiana. The site includes a timeline, brief histories, and images of the various national and Louisiana state flags.
Louisiana is geographically divided into parishes, not counties. Hover over a parish on the map with the mouse arrow and find out when it was established.
Label the rivers, lakes, and bayous of Louisiana on this printable map/handout.
Read the description, watch videos, and see photographs of the American alligator, a species native to Louisiana. Click on "All Photos" or "All Videos" to see these resources.
Find facts about Louisiana's soil, climate, agriculture, livestock, and more on this agricultural teaching aid website.
Read about Andrew Jackson, the War of 1812, and the historic Battle of New Orleans on these four America's Story Web pages from the Library of Congress.
This short video about Mardi Gras in New Orleans traces the celebrations roots back to Roman and Medieval times. Learn about the costumes, king cakes, and other aspects of Mardi Gras. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Watch this hour-long program which originally aired on PBS and learn about Hurricane Katrina which almost destroyed the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
These sites are about New Orleans's Mardi Gras festival. View a live shot of Bourbon Street or browse the many photographs showing the costumes and floats. Learn about the history of the parades and other fun facts.
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