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New Orleans

Famous Places


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students learn about New Orleans, also known as “The Big Easy.” They answer comprehension questions, learn vocabulary from the article, and discuss things related to New Orleans such as Mardi Gras and hurricanes.

  • unique
  • wind
  • architecture
  • destination
  • duke
  • port
  • slave
  • drainage
  • devise
  • at risk
  • flood
  • disaster
  • evacuate
  • rescue
PDF Content
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)