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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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?

Young alligator crawls through vegetation.

Alligators have two eyelids! The second inner eyelid is clear and used like goggles while the alligator is under water. These amazing reptiles have been around since before the dinosaurs, and they are designed for life in the water.