I have always been looking for new ways to cover Louisiana history plus the geography, music, foods, ethnic groups of our great state. This is just another new way to get my students to learn our parishes and parish seats. I learned this from another teacher who used the idea for her students to learn the states and capitals. I figured if she could do this so could I and up came my own 'Control Louisiana' idea.
Your will need to divide your students into groups of 4-8 players, print enough cards on cardstock and laminate them, then cut the cards (making groups of however many teams you have), print out a Map sheet for each team and an answer sheet for each team, then have some fun. It will get noisy but I don't have problems with that. My students know that if they get too noisy that the other teams could 'steal answers' which tends to keep the noise down.
Capture the most parishes by having someone draw a card, calling out the parish name and you name the parish seat and correctly locating it on the state map. Color in the parish with your map pencil color to claim it. Most correct responses wins the game.