About Uniquely Louisiana
Uniquely Louisiana was produced by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Education Council in collaboration with an educational consultant. The Uniquely Louisiana resources are based on the work of many scholars and educational consultants.
Funding for Uniquely Louisiana was provided by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service.
The Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism produced the Uniquely Louisiana website.
Uniquely Louisiana features resources from the following agencies.
Office of the Lt Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Office of Cultural Development
Division of Archaeology
The Division of Archaeology include activities about Poverty Point
, a World Heritage Site in northeast Louisiana in addition to archaeology activities for use by elementary and middle school students in and out of the classroom.
Division of the Arts
The Division of the Arts includes family activities about public art and arts in education services. The Folklife Programincludes education guides for virtual and physical exhibits and other resources on the Folklife in Louisiana
website in addition to its Louisiana Voices Educator’s Guide
, which includes 43 lesson and activities for K-12students. Two units are available in French.
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area offers resources for use by students and teachers. Take a tour of the site and do the scavenger hunts. A curriculum guide offers an introduction to the largest river swamp in North America with maps, field trip guide and lesson plans. Their guide to birding throughout Louisiana has check lists for use while exploring Louisiana.
Volunteer Louisiana offers service opportunities for youth and young adults.
State Library resources include lesson plans on Louisiana history and culture based on the Louisiana Digital Library, an online cooperative effort of Louisiana educational and cultural institutions. The LDL offers images of primary source materials, state publications, historic photographs and more.
The Louisiana State Museum offers field trip guides to their sites throughout Louisiana. Activities include lesson plans and onsite activities for specific exhibits, general education and museum services for educators.
The Office of State Parks offers a sampling of activities at state parks and state commemorative areas, including history and science lesson plans, field trips, and workshops.