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Students to learn about local heritage in school

3 years 2 months 4 days ago August 18, 2013 Aug 18, 2013 Sunday, August 18 2013 August 18, 2013 9:53 AM in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The state's top education board has endorsed a new curriculum for K-12 teachers focusing on Louisiana's Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.

The curriculum, a project of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, will allow students in the heritage area's 14 parishes to take a closer look at what's in their own backyards.

The Courier reports the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the curriculum Wednesday. It consists of three manuals, each containing cross-curricular activities for elementary, middle and high school grades.

Dardenne says the curriculum will help students understand the area's cultural and economic significance.

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