This CWPPRA Oral History Educational Resource companion guide is a selection of compiled materials that has a central motif: teaching the effects of oral history, art, and environmental science inside the classroom or informal education setting. The materials in this packet are for both teachers and students who are interested in using oral history and art as a productive tool in helping to raise awareness and support about ecological issues in the environment around us.
The CWPPRA “I Remember” Oral History project combines the importance of oral history, art, and conservationism within the southern region of Louisiana. Additionally, this curriculum project has incorporated elements of art including: environmental portrait photography that accompanies the oral histories, wetland nature photography, and paintings that tell stories.
We all have stories to tell about our lives. Use this curriculum to help your students tell their stories through oral histories and art.
Cover and Introduction (1,744 KB, PDF)
I Remember… Oral History Supplement (453 KB, PDF)
National visual Arts Standards (239 KB, PDF)
I Remember Art Supplement Introduction (503 KB, PDF)
A Handful of Estuary Critters (2,469 KB, PDF)
Painting in Style – Flowers of the Estuary (1,812 KB, PDF)
We Walk in Beauty – Nature Field Journals (2,469 KB, PDF)
From Sugar Cane Fields to the Easel – The Mystery of George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog (894 KB, PDF)
Honk If You Love the Wetlands (2,469 KB, PDF)
Pass the Word – Designing An Environmental Action Brouchure (161 KB, PDF)
Resources (344 KB, PDF)