Students will learn about Louisiana life and culture through interactive internet and technology activities to plan a  road trip in Louisiana. In groups, students use maps to plan the shortest routes and then calculate the mileage to the destinations they chose. Finally as a group, students will find the cost of the total trip including the cost of gas, admission fees, lunch and souvenirs etc.


Subject/Area : Science and Social Studies                                                                       
Grade Level :  4-6


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Louisiana Content Standards

 CE-1VA-E2 Exploring techniques and technologies for visual expression and communication (2, 3)
 G-1A-E3 Constructing maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams to describe geographical information and to solve problems(1,3,4)
 G-1B-E1 Describing and comparing the physical characteristics of places, including land forms, bodies of water, soils, vegetation, and climate (1, 3, 4)
 G-1B-E2 Identifying and describing the human characteristics of places, including population distributions and culture (1, 3, 4)
 G-1B-E3 Describing how the physical and human characteristics of places change over time (1, 3, 4)
 G-1D-E4 Describing the use, distribution, and importance of natural resources (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
 ELA-4-E5 Listening and responding to a wide variety of media (e.g., music, TV, film, speech) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
 ELA-4-E2 Giving and following directions/procedures (1, 4)
 ELA-4-E1 Speaking intelligibly, using standard English pronunciation (1, 4)

N-5-M apply an understanding of rational numbers and arithmetic operations to real life situations;(1, 2, 3, 4)      M-5-M converting from one unit of measurement to another within the same system(2,4)

M-6-M demonstrating the connection of measurement to the other strands and to real-life. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)                D-1-E collecting, organizing, and describing data based on real-life situations;(1, 3, 4,5)

D-1-M systematically collecting, organizing, describing, and displaying data in charts, tables, graphs, and/or spreadsheets;(1, 2, 3, 4)


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