- Welcome to Louisiana.gov
- The Louisiana state home page is a first stop for information about Louisiana. It features online government services, as well as information about living, traveling, and doing business in Louisiana, and much more.
- Louisiana State Government
- This site features direct links to an array of Louisiana-related information, including official government Web sites, laws, taxes, and other general resources.
- Louisiana QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
- If you're looking for statistics about Louisiana's people, check out this page. County information is available as well.
Education Resources for Louisiana
- Louisiana Department of Education
- The state's Department of Education Web site is an invaluable resource. Here you will find information on accountability, school and student performance data, curriculum, programs and grants, professional development, and much more. Of particular interest may be the Lessons-to-Go! section, which can be reached by clicking TESTING and then Instructional Resources.
- Education Resources for Louisiana
- Here you will find a directory of links and contact information for Louisiana-specific education resources and services. All organizations listed produce or provide access to education-related information.
Lesson Plans and Ideas
- Louisiana Studies in Historic Preservation Educator Area
- This Web site features creative lessons and curricula focused on Louisiana's architectural heritage. The ten units on the Web site are geared toward meeting Louisiana social studies content strands and standards.
- Louisiana History Teacher Lesson Ideas
- This page contains many helpful ideas for enhancing or leading into a wide range of Louisiana-based social studies lessons.
State Teacher Organizations
- Welcome! Northeast Louisiana Reading Council
- The Northeast Louisiana Reading Council is an affiliate of the International Reading Association and Louisiana Reading Association. Its Web site offers information about membership, projects, events, and more.
- Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
- The LCTE helps the teachers of English language arts, grades kindergarten through graduate school, stay abreast of the latest changes in the field and helps them enable their students to reach their greatest potential. The Web site features information about membership and a calendar of events.
- Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
- The purpose of LATM is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of mathematics in Louisiana's schools, to assist other organizations promoting interest in mathematics in Louisiana, and to collaborate with other organizations of teachers of mathematics. The Web site provides information on membership, a directory of links for educators, and a calendar of events.
- Louisiana Science Teachers Association
- An affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association, LSTA strives to maintain close ties with other state science teacher organizations in an effort to remain abreast of current issues and challenges facing science education. Information on membership, events, and current news is provided on the Web site.
- Louisiana Social Studies
- The Louisiana Council for the Social Studies Web site is a great resource for lesson plans, maps, and information about other Louisiana “things,” such as plantation homes and Cajuns.
- Here you will find a political map showing major towns and bodies of water.
- Color Landform Atlas: Louisiana
- This site contains topographical and political maps to the county level for Louisiana, as well as a menu of links to other online information about the state.
- Historical Maps of Louisiana
- This Web site provides a great variety of Louisiana maps fro
m the years 1788–1902, all viewable with a tool that lets you zoom in to a detailed view of the map.
- This page from the Library of Congress focuses on a few interesting moments in Louisiana's history, including brief articles about Louisiana's French music, Poverty Point, and Fat Tuesday.
- Louisiana History
- This Web site provides a timeline of important events in Louisiana's history.
- Louisiana Purchase 1803-2003
- Louisiana State University hosts an online collection of primary and secondary sources relevant to the Louisiana Purchase. The Web site includes several teacher's guides for a wide range of ages.
- Louisiana State Museum
- New Orleans's most prominent heritage attraction is the Louisiana State Museum, a complex of national landmarks housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity. Its Web site includes collections of photographs, music, and information about arranging classroom visits. A great resource for pre-twentieth century history can be found by selecting The Cabildo from the Online Exhibits menu on the home page.
- This Cajon and Creole living history museum and folk life village is home to craftspeople and living historians who provide vivid demonstrations of arts and skills that have been preserved and handed down from previous generations. The museum's Web site provides a virtual tour of the exhibits, as well as visitor information, and more.
- Audubon Nature Institute
- The Audubon Institute in New Orleans features a zoo, aquarium, and other adventure centers. The Web site provides a virtual tour of the exhibits and has extensive resources for teachers planning a visit.
- The National D-Day Museum—America's National World War II Museum
- Founded by Dr. Stephen Ambrose in 1991, the Museum presents the stories of the men and women who participated in the “D-Days,” and preserves material for research and scholarship. Its Web site includes twenty-five lesson plans (PDF format) and information on obtaining a 140-page curriculum to aid in teaching World War II.
- Arna Wendell Bontemps Museum—The Man and His Works
- Plenty of information about Arna Bontemps, one of the leading authorities on the Harlem Renaissance, can be found on the museum's Web site, along with short video clips and a virtual tour of the museum.
For Louisiana Kids
- All Around Louisiana
- Sponsored by Louisiana's Secretary of State, this Web page offers kids an online coloring book, a multimedia exhibit about the governors of Louisiana, information about Louisiana's history, culture, and much more!
- Quick Facts: Louisiana
- “Ben's Guide to U.S. Government,” from the U.S. Government Printing office, lists numerous facts about Louisiana, including the state motto, flower, and song.
- Kids' Corner
- This Web site is sponsored by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act. It features printable coloring books, wetland animal and bird quizzes, as well as a guide for teaching about coastal wetlands.