Click on the links below to access our downloadable curriculum. A companion, 7-minute DVD is available to classrooms on a limited basis and can be requested by clicking here. EN FRANÇAIS: To request our DVD narrated in French, click here .
Waterways and Structures
Learn about the complex waterways and structures built for survival through lessons and classroom activities that meet the Common Core Standards for grades four through six in Science and Social Studies.
History and Culture
Through sharing skills for survival, the cultures of the Native Americans, French, Spanish, Acadians and African-Americans (and smaller numbers of Caribbean peoples, Germans, Italians and Czechs) began to merge peacefully, creating a cultural blend evident today. The lesson and classroom activities meet the Common Core Standards for grades four through twelve in Social Studies.
Learn about the geology, physiography, soils, floodplains, wetlands, water, vegetation and wildlife of the area, and threats to these resources such as invasive species. The lessons and classroom activities meet the Common Core Standards for grades four through six, and four through twelve in Science. Using the largest river swamp in the United States for field study, enjoy special sections on wetland food webs, water cycles and environmental science.
Regions and Parishes
Learn about the cultural complexity of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, all 150 miles through the 14 parishes identified as Upper Region, Between Two Rivers, Bayou Teche Corridor and Coastal Region. The accompanying lessons meet the Common Core Standards for grades four through six, and grades K through twelve in Social Studies.