Benchmarks for educators who teach Louisiana History

Hidden History LLC has adopted specific benchmarks to supplement the State of Louisiana’s Social Studies benchmarks for elementary and high schools.

HH provides resources for educators in the form of lesson plans, presentations and tours to enhance the educational enrichment for pupils and students. Below are the specific benchmarks for grades 5 – 8 for the State of Louisiana as well as the specific benchmarks offered by HH. Your inquiries are welcomed.

HH provides an introduction to Louisiana history that is generally suppressed from the school textbooks of public and private schools. This includes history that is not included in the standards established for the state of Louisiana. It is for this reason that HH believes that the current educational standards for the state of Louisiana need serious reform. The following reflects HH standards, benchmarks and general learning outcomes that HH strives to achieve:  

A.  Focus: Examines the suppressed story of the Africans, the victims of enslavement, the struggle for change, and the social conditions of French, Spanish colonial Louisiana, the role of the Corps d’ Afrique in the Civil War, the Black Reconstruction government and their white allies, the Counterrevolution during Reconstruction, the Jim Crow period and the Modern Civil Rights movement. Students get introduced to their ancestors’ role in changing Louisiana and the United States.

B.  Standard: Students develop a positive sense of self worth as they learn their history in this community, state and country.