Are you looking for a way for your students to learn some interesting facts about the famous people in early Louisiana French/Spanish history? Here is a way to keep it very simple – and not make your students mad – have your students discover these historic figures by allowing them to find out some basic facts and identify what THEY think is important.
Each of my trading cards has the same format and allows students to gather some very brief information about the people who contributed to the history of Louisiane/Luisiana. Decide how many you'd like students to complete and make a mini-research project out of it. My students seemed to really enjoy this format!
For each historical person trading card students will identify the following: Date of Birth, Date of Death, Nationality, what are they best known for in Louisiana, A fun Louisiana facts (tell me something I may or may not already know), and what you feel their long-term Louisiana Legacy is.
This is NOT a huge writing project but as always – I am trying to 'introduce ELA into my own subject. Most of my students love the fact that they don't have to write a lot. I generally give only one of two sheets to work with to each student making the entire class work on someone different.
These cards include:
King Carlos III
and all the figures from 1699 to the late 1700s.
I also have trading cards for the Louisiana Civil War, the Huey Long/Depression era, the Civil Rights era, and the 1980+ era. This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!"