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 includes 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 Program includes 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-12 students. Two units are available in French.
  • Division of Historic Preservation The Division of Historic Preservation offers a downloadable coloring book and a lessons on Louisiana's architecture.
  • The Battle of New Orleans Commission offers a downloadable teacher’s guide with background information and 21 activities. The Louisiana Bicentennial Commission offers a downloadable Desk Reference for K-12 educators with many student activities.
  • 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 Volunteer Louisiana offers service opportunities for youth and young adults.
  • Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board The Louisiana Seafood and Promotion Board provides information about Louisiana Seafood species and recipes.
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.

The Office of Tourism offers the Family Fun section under Things To Do on LouisianaTravel.com.