• Wendell Brunious and band perform at the Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans Jazz

    National Historical Park Louisiana

For Teachers

To request an educational program for a school group at the visitor center, please call 504-589-4841 Tue-Sat. To download lesson plans for the park's 4 award winning CDs: Songs of the Mississippi River, Songs for Junior Rangers, Freedom is Coming, and Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta, click on the links below.

 
Stories From Da Dirt
Freedom is Coming: Songs of Freedom, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad Lesson Plans
Bruce Barnes
 
Songs of the Mississippi River Lesson Plans
Songs of the Mississippi River Lesson Plans
Cindy Samples
 
Dr. Nancy Dawson at Fort Donelson
Becoming a Story Teller Lesson Plans
Richard Johnson, assisted by Allison Baffoni
 
Johnette150 BY 150
Songs For Junior Rangers Lesson Plans
Johnette Downing
 

Did You Know?

Dancers at the Pythian Temple Roof Garden (1923)

New Orleans style jazz was very popular among dancers, with musicians finding inspiration from the dancers and the dancers becoming more creative as the musicians challenged them to keep up with improvisation.