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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

For Teachers

The six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve offer learning opportunities from a to z, including architecture, botany, culture, geography, history, music, and zoology. On-site and on-line programs encourage analytical thinking, creativity, information gathering, and just plain fun.

Group programs by reservation are also available for home school groups, scout groups, and others.

Click on the "Plan a Field Trip" link in the column to the left to find out what's offered at each park site.

Click on the "Curriculum Materials" link in the column to the left to get materials you can use in your classroom or in conjunction with a field trip.

Click on the "Traveling Trunks" link in the column to the left to find out about traveling trunks you can borrow from the park.

To see what other schools and groups are doing, check out the community creations page.

Special offerings currently include

Visit the virtual museums of the National Park Service to discover American history, nature, and more.

 

Did You Know?

Cajun band performs at the Liberty Theater.

The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center takes to the airwaves every Saturday night, sponsoring Rendez-vous des Cajuns at the Liberty Theater right next door to the center in Eunice. The live show of Cajun and zydeco music is locally known as "the Cajun Grand Old Opry" and broadcasts at www.krvs.org