There is always something new when you shop at MrE's History Emporium. There single day assignments, chapter assignments, history month assignments. You can find World history items, American history items, Louisiana history items (my long-time favorite) and U.S. States history items.
My store is never closed and I'm always running sales monthly adding new links depending on the events that are "currently" happening around my own state or region or section of the country.
I recently completed a new set of history month projects which covers everything from Juneteenth to Women's to Hispanic-Heritage history to Asian-Pacific history to Jazz history to Confederate/military to Native American to Made in Louisiana month plus others. They are all CHEAP but might give your class something else to work towards either for Extra Credit or a full fill-in grade. They are all interesting. Check them out for your students.
These assignments ask students to read, pull information that they may not have known or thought about and write in down (which helps them remember) and long term helps them understand why we study history – which most test tend to ignore,
There are several ways to get students to research Festivals in Louisiana, and there seems to be one EVERT week around here, in your textbook (which most of them don't have any or make very little mention of them, there are ones for food, creatures, ethnic groups, music, sports, games, etc. but the book does no generally cover very many), so see the librarian, or do a google places to begin their research for them staying with mainly edu. sites or state run sites such as: (http://www.louisianatravel.com/events http://www.louisiana-destinations.com/louisiana-festivals-events-2017.htm https://www.everfest.com/louisiana ). These are good places to begin their research.
There are items like Louisiana Festival ABCs, a T-shirt design sheet, an Acrostic Poem, a Research Sheet, a Stamp and/or an art assignment.