Unit IV The State of Our Lives: Being a Louisiana Neighbor
Lesson 1 Louisiana's Major Folk Regions

Defining a Cultural Region Worksheet

Name _______________________________________________ Date _______________

Directions: Click on the webpage names below to find information about the different cultures and cultural regions in Louisiana. Use the information you find to complete your portfolio or other projects.

Creole State Exhibit

Louisiana Folklife Photo Gallery

Louisiana Folklife Articles

The Creole State: An Introduction to Louisiana Traditional Culture

Delta Pieces: Northeast Louisiana Folklife

From Evangeline Hot Sauce to Cajun Ice: Signs of Ethnicity in South Louisiana

Gaines' Fifteen Narrators: Narrative Style and Storytelling Techniques in A Gathering of Old Men

Jewish Folklore in Northeastern Louisiana

Louisiana Foodways in Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying

Louisiana French Folklore and Folklife

Louisiana Native Americans: An Overview

Louisiana Indians in the 21st Century

Noms de Bayou: French Place Names in North Louisiana

North Louisiana Folklife Traditions and Research

Le Voisinage: Evolution of Community in Cajun Country

Vietnamese Folklife in New Orleans

West of the Ouachita

Working in the Delta

Louisiana Folklife Bibliography

Louisiana's Traditional Cultures: An Overview, by Maida Owens from Swapping Stories

River of Song, Part 4, Louisiana, PBS-Smithsonian video and audio series

River of Song Teacher's Guide

Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana





Online Maps and Map Activities

Borders and Identity mapping lesson, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Atlas: The Louisiana Statewide GIS Download maps and satellite images. Good for older students.

Louisiana Folk Regions Map: Three Major Subregions

Maps of Louisiana's Living Traditions


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