International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Misrepresenting Louisiana: Endorsing the Wrong Curriculum
Paul Nagel

Abstract
In 2007, the National Council for the Social Studies was asked to endorse a curriculum for K-16 members that aligned with the controversial film, When the Levees Broke. It is argued that a different film, Hurricane on the Bayou is a better representation of the geography and culture of Louisiana and it should have been distributed to 22,000 members to help educate others about wetlands and their destruction.


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