Students to learn about local heritage in school
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.