Tuesday, February 06, 2007

American Experience: New Orleans on PBS

Just came across this site thanks to the Librarians Internet Index (http://lii.org).

PBS will air a new episode of American Experience about New Orleans on Monday, February 12. The companion website has many features to check out, including interactive maps, a timeline, a teacher's guide and MUCH MORE! After February 12 you'll even be able to stream the entire two hour program from the website! Here's an opportunity to provide a history lesson on a city that has been in the news a lot since Katrina. And with Fat Tuesday just around the corner, a chance to engage the students with some background on Mardi Gras.

Check out a promo for the episode here. It looks great! I love this quote by Wynton Marsalis: "In New Orleans, people don't tell history, they DO history."

The website URL is: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/neworleans/index.html

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