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The Louisiana Booklet

from Greg English
Oak Park Middle School

During the year my students put together a booklet on Louisiana. It is a project that many teachers use. Our booklet is a 75+ page booklet. The booklet will contain sections on the flags, government, food, politics, buildings, and local color. I furnish the materials the students use for research. Over the years I have put together folders of dittos of each item requested, piece together the copy to be used, and much more due to limited time in the Applied Tech lab and/or library. Below is a checklist of what is required for our booklets. Add, subtract, or modify to meet your students I have hyper-linked my work sheets to the items listed below. needs. The booklet generally takes partial class time over a seven week period.


LA History Booklet Instruction Sheet

Directions: State Divisions - Draw, trace, or use dittos for each map. All lettering must be in BLUE or BLACK ink. Color maps. (use pages in your text)

  • State Divisions (Division sheet) must include artwork
  • Parish map
  • Parish seat map
  • Major Rivers, Lakes, Bayous
  • Highways and eight major cities
  • Cajun Triangle (label all parishes of triangle)

Directions: Government - Use you text, other books, or folders to get information required. List all current state officials - Gov., Lt. Gov., Sec. of State, etc plus all local officials. Using artwork provided, trace items needed, color and do short (100 word min.) article on each. All writing must be in BLUE or BLACK ink.

  • Government (Division sheet) must include artwork
  • List all current state officials (Gov. through Senators & Reps.)
  • List of local officials (Mayor, City Council, Police Jury, etc.)
  • New State Capitol art and article
  • Old State Capitol art and article
  • Governor's Mansion art and article
  • State Seal art and article

Directions: Flags of Louisiana - draw, color and complete write up about each flag. Include dates that they flew over Louisiana on page with flag artwork.

  • Flags of Louisiana (Division sheet) must include artwork
  • Spanish (Leon and Castile) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • French (Fleur de lis) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • British art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • Spanish (Bourbon) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • French Tri-Color (French Revolution) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • American (Star Spangled Banner) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • Republic of West Florida (Lone Star) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • United States (18 star flag) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • Republic of Louisiana (1861) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • Confederate States of America (Stars and Bars) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file
  • United States (current 50 star flag) art and date(s) and article - page - JPG file

  • Flag colors shown HERE

Directions: State Symbols - Draw, color, and write brief (100 word minimum) statement about each item listed on grade sheet.

Directions: Louisiana Architecture - Using material provided, complete drawings and coloring of items listed below. Do FULL page art for each.

Directions: Louisiana Foods - Using Louisiana cookbooks, select one breakfast, one meat, one seafood, one dessert recipe, and one recipe of your choice. Finish each page by filling page with artwork to illustrate recipe. Be sure to copy COMPLETE recipe - that includes ingredients, how items are mixed, cooking temp, number served etc.

  • A Taste of Louisiana (Division sheet)
  • Breakfast recipe and art
  • Meat or Poultry recipe and art
  • Seafood recipe and art
  • Dessert recipe and art
  • Recipe of choice and art

Directions: Louisiana Locally - Draw, trace, or use dittos for each map. All lettering must be in BLACK ink. Color maps.

  • Louisiana Locally (Division sheet) must include artwork
  • Lake Charles history article and art
  • Lake Charles city map
  • List of Lake Area's top ten events

Directions: Louisiana ABC's - research and select one item from Louisiana History TEXT BOOK that goes with each letter of the alphabet (no parishes or cities please) such as (A=Atchafalaya, B= Beast Butler, etc) Using TWO letters per page, fill page with letter, artwork and a short sentence describing each item selected. All items MUST be things we studied this year and MUST be in the textbook..


  • LA's ABC's
  • Letter A & B
  • Letter C & D
  • Letter E & F
  • Letter G & H
  • Letter I & J
  • Letter K & L
  • Letter M & N
  • Letter O & P
  • Letter Q & R
  • Letter S & T
  • Letter U & V
  • Letter W & X
  • Letter Y & Z

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(Division sheet) must have artwork
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item
Artwork & sentences describing each chosen item

Bring a "new" 3-ring folder (binder) to class. All material will be put in this binder according to the order of these checklists. A Table of Contents will then be added to the front along with a hand drawn, full color cover sheet. Turn in by due date posted on the board.


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