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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Wetlands Lesson Plans from Louisiana State University

The lesson plans on this page were created by Louisiana State University pre-service teachers under the guidance of Dr. Pam Blanchard. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve thanks them for their wonderful work on this project.

Click here to see a table of GLEs (Grade-Level Expectations) for these plans.

These plans can be used on their own or as pre-visit lessons for field trips to the Barataria Preserve.

For Grade 4:

For Grade 5:

Did You Know?

A Water Moccasin swims through the bayou.

The cottonmouth or water moccasin can warn you of its dangerous bite in many ways. It releases a musky odor and opens its mouth wide to show you its white mouth and fangs. Show respect for snakes and all wildlife and always keep a safe distance away.