Materials List: map of Louisiana, pictures of local and historical landmarks, Internet access, drawing paper, poster or collage paper
Discuss with the students the term landmarks. Discuss local landmarks around the community. Make a list of these on the board. The list should include buildings (hospitals, libraries, museums, etc.), monuments, parks, waterways, etc. Have students discuss where these landmarks are located and what they know about each one. Have students draw a picture of one of the landmarks that they have visited. Have them share their experiences. Check with local chambers of commerce, government offices, and tourist bureaus for information on and pictures of local and historical landmarks.
Discuss with the students the term historical. Help students understand that certain places have become part of a local community’s history. Use Internet resources to help students find information about some historical landmarks in Louisiana. Help students locate these landmarks on a map of Louisiana. Discuss with students their significance and why they are an important part of a community’s history.
Have students use Internet resources to gather pictures of local and historical landmarks. Have students create a poster or a collage with pictures they find.