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Two Fun Ideas - Recipes & Postcards
A Great hands on lesson idea
from Janice A. DeJean
Northwestern Middle School, Zachary, LA

I've had my 7th graders write a recipe using only Louisiana products. They had to list the ingredients, tell how to cook the dish, and of course, give their dish a name. They also had to illustrate their recipe. Some were pretty "far out," but they had fun sharing them with their classmates.

I've also given my students an index card to design a picture postcard about our state. Some drew Mardi Gras king cakes and masks, while others drew an outline of the state showing the major cities. Some even drew Cajun houses, crawfish, etc. These were displayed in the classroom.

Thanks for all of the great information and the great website. - Janice

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