LOUISIANA Colony Territory Statehood Crossword Puzzle
This is my second favorite chapter after the Huey Long chapter. I have a ton of slides/pictures from Chalmette and the battle of New Orleans field and lots and lots of great stories to tell my students. But for me it is not until early December before I even get there due to my work with Geography, Culture, Festivals, food, languages, etc. When we think of Louisiana's Statehood, I tend to think of our own local history.
I think about our people and for the sacrifice they made coming here to our state; plus our own corner of state better known as "No Man's Land". But I also think about the items we began such as seafood, tourism, music, language, culture, and so much more, I have always loved teaching the parishes, parish seats, festivals, ethnic groups, cities, waterways, highways and everything revolving around them that make our great state so special. I love talking about the food, the music, the art, the languages, the religions, the things that bind us together.
If I'm going to talk to my students about our state's history I have to start with our geography first then I have to be able to talk about the weather, our location, our Gulf of Mexico, the history, the landmarks, the regions, the parks, the writers, the photographers, the plantations, the ghosts, the cemeteries, the hills the mountain, the swamps, the beaches, the forests, the…well the list just goes on and on and on. At least from my perspective it does. I have traveled through each and every parish and taken thousands and thousands of photos.
This state has never been enough for me. There is always one more place to travel to and see and photograph. I love the website Only In Louisiana: firstname.lastname@example.org it keeps me well-grounded and gives me even more places to travel to. Know your state. I do, at least until my next road trip.
I love the various historical places around this state, it's not all French but I will get over it as I talk about north Louisiana, the Florida parishes, the state government, dealing with our local spending which leads to our infrastructure which leads to our state finances with leads to….you get the picture.
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