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Back to School

Back to School


It’s Back to School time!  As Louisiana students head back to their classrooms 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 & ABCs of Spanish (1990)

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




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 (1999-2003)

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





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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