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Back to School

Back to School

 

It’s Back to School time!  As a new and uncertain school year begins for Louisiana students in August, the LDMA is highlighting LPB’s educational programming.  From the very beginning, LPB has produced Louisiana-specific instructional programs for teachers to use in their classrooms.  Explore a wide range of topics in the areas of foreign language, history, math and science. 

 

 

Jolie Louisiane

 

Jolie Louisane (1975)

A 20-episode series that teaches the French language to students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.  It also highlights unique aspects of Cajun culture, including the boucherie and the Courir de Mardi Gras.

 

 

North Star

 

North Star (1985)

A 14-episode series that highlights African American history in Louisiana.

 

 

 

Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson from The Power of Algebra

 

 

The Power of Algebra (1988)

A 10-episode series for middle and high school students that follows the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they use algebra to solve their cases.

 

ABCs of French - C'est un Drapeau

 

ABCs of French (1990)

This animated series help students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades to review basic words in French.    

 

 

 

ABCs of Spanish

 

ABCs of Spanish (1990)

This animated series help students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades to review basic words in Spanish.

 

 

 

Chef John Folse hosts Lunch Louisiana Style

 

Lunch Louisiana Style (1992)

Join Chef John Folse as he teaches kids about the influence of the French, Spanish, Germans, British, Italians, Native Americans, and Africans on Louisiana cuisine.

 

 

Savalot's Energy Secrets

 

Savalot’s Energy Secrets (1992)

In this program, Savalot the Energy Bug teaches children tips for saving energy around their homes.

 

 

Dr. Dad's PH3 - Phantastic Physical Phenomena

 

Dr. Dad’s PH3 (1994-1995)

A 12-episode series for students in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades that emphasizes hands-on science exploration with Dr. Dad, his daughter Olivia, and her friends.

 

 

Gumbo Island

 

Gumbo Island (1996-1997)

A 6-episode series for students in kindergarten through 4th grade that allows them to travel around the state with host Britt Henderson to learn more about Louisiana’s unique history and culture.

 

 

The Forest Where We Live: The Series

 

The Forest Where We Live: The Series (1999)

A 6-episode series that teaches middle and high school students about the economic, sociological and environmental benefits of trees and other foliage in cities.

 

 

Enviro-Tacklebox

 

Enviro-Tacklebox (1999-2003)

A 25-episode series that teaches middle school students about issues related to the environment.

 

 

LEAP21: Making the Grade

 

LEAP21: Making the Grade, 4th Grade (2001)

This series features 15 Math episodes and 15 English/Language Arts to help 4th grade students prepare for their LEAP test.

 

Math Problem from LEAP21: Making the Grade

 

LEAP21: Making the Grade, 8th Grade (2001)

This series features 15 Math episodes and 15 English/Language Arts to help 8th grade students prepare for their LEAP test.

 

 

Louisiana: Then and Now, 1812-2012

 

Louisiana: Then & Now (2012)

A series of 18 one-minute segments on the state’s history and culture made in honor of Louisiana’s bicentennial of statehood. 

 

 

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