I have always enjoyed doing word searches but I wanted my own students to enjoy them to – and NO this is not just busy work – I always have a plan within my projects.
I want my students to know our parishes since we are the only state in the union that has them. Knowing our parish seats (county seats) is also important. These word searches are divided up making them a little easier to do and cover more ground within a time frame. I use them before testing, after testing, beginning of school, end of school, before a holiday, etc.
They are no answer sheets since MOST Louisiana history teachers know these and many can rattle them off in just a few minutes.
Then I put an extra couple of puzzles at the end just to test your students' knowledge. It is a two part puzzle so have fun.