Teacher Kits

Our teacher kits contain real and replica artifacts, books, lesson plans, PowerPoints, and hands-on activities aligned with the current state standards. Each kits provides educators with supplemental information on Louisiana’s cultural history. The kits were developed by the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, Louisiana archaeologists, and former and current educators. The themed kits, as well as the reservation forms, are listed below.

Why use the kits?

Our kits provide students with the ability to interact directly with Louisiana’s past. Each kit represents a different historical perspective. Students can hold real artifacts from these sites, reinforcing the concept that these were used by real people in Louisiana. The material in the kits are aligned with Louisiana Student Standards, providing educators with supplemental material they can use as soon as they open the kit.

What to the kits contain?

The kits contain a variety of objects, including real and replica artifacts; books and background references for all grade levels; a flash drive with PowerPoints, instructional information, videos, etc.; and hands-on activities related to that specific kit.

How do I reserve a kit?

Click the links below to access the kit options and reservation form:

What are the shipping options?

There are two options for receiving a kit: 1) We can ship the kit to you for free, or 2) You can pick up the kit from our office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. There are also two options for returning the kit: 1) You can bring the kit to our office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, or 2) You can ship the kit to our office. You will need to pay for shipping if you choose to mail the kit. 

El Nuevo Constante, an 18th century Spanish merchant vessel, and the Poverty Point World Heritage Site, a 3,500 year old prehistoric American Indian culture.

How long can I keep the kit?

You can reserve the kit for up to two weeks. We will ship the kit on the first day of your reservation (Monday) if you choose the shipping method. You will need to return the kit no later than 4:00 pm Friday of the next week. If you choose to ship the kit to our office, then you will need to mail it Thursday morning of the next week.  

The borrower is responsible for taking reasonable care to prevent damage, loss, or deterioration of the exhibit contents. The Division of Archaeology is to be notified immediately by telephone if loss or damage is discovered. No materials may be repaired, cleaned, or altered by the borrower. All items must be repacked, along with a completed response card, in the shipping suitcase. During shipment, the suitcase will be secured by combination lock and insured for $400.


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