Students get lesson from tourism guide

Lake Elementary School teacher Shannon Hickey recently turned to the Louisiana Office of Tourism for assistance with a geography lesson.

Hickey said she likes to use a variety of resources to provoke curiosity and increase motivation of her students.

“Students are keen to look at, touch or listen to authentic materials that stimulate the visual, kinesthetic or auditory aspects of learning — whether it’s dirt from someone’s yard, a video of the Bayou Corne sinkhole or rulers from a local business,” Hickey said.

In Hickey’s lesson, she used the Louisiana Tour Guide publication to teach the students about important places in the state.

In addition to using maps found in the guide, the students used the materials to assist with math and problem solving.