The Pitot House provides a wonderful environment for any age group to engage in compelling curriculum enriched by the unique setting of Bayou St. John.
Here, you can find resources for education ideas. Also provided below are links to help with curriculum and field trip ideas.
3rd Grade Resources
The CCSS can be addressed during a field trip to the Pitot House. Here are some examples for the 3rd Grade curriculum.
The following document references the Grade 3 iLEAP Social Studies Assessment Structure which is designed to assess the Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) of the Louisiana Common Core State Standards. Click below the document below for interesting field trip ideas.
Architecture presents many opportunities to nurture the awareness of geometry and at the same time instill an appreciation for the historic buildings in New Orleans and the value of preservation.
The CCSS recommends Grade 3 instructional time focus on these three critical areas:
- developing an understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions
- developing an understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area
- describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.
The following document references the Grade 3 Common Core State Standards for Math. Please click below for the full resource and ideas for a Pitot House Field Trip.
Helpful Links for Educators
- For a look at a wonderful presentation on the Pitot House Parterre Garden:
- Formal & French: Parterre Gardens, Connecting the Pitot HOuse Garden to 3000 Years of Garden History, by Anna Timmerman. Click HERE
- Plan of New Orleans the Capital of Louisiana with the disposition of the Quarters and Canals as they have been traced by Mr. de la Tour...CLICK HERE
- Topographical map of New Orleans and its vicinity: Maps from The Historic New Orleans Collection... CLICK HERE for Map on THNOC website.
- Parent & Educator Resources: Boston Children's Museum. CLICK HERE for site
- Colonial Williamsburg: Games and Activities for Kids. CLICK HERE
- Library of Congress: 10 Ways to Enrich your Classroom with Primary Sources. CLICK HERE.
- History by Era, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - an Introductory video. Click HERE.