Educational programs at the Shadows are designed and presented for students from first through twelfth grades. With grants or financial support from local businesses, civic groups and the Friends of the Shadows, several programs are presented free to Iberia Parish students.
Other programs sponsored by the Shadows include Civil War Day, History Day Camp and an informative teacher’s guide. In addition to providing informational programs and resources to students of Iberia parish, the Shadows also provides with advance booking interactive educational field trips for students at any grade level and point of origin. The educational experience is developed with the classes’ syllabus and teacher assistance. Some examples developed in the past with independent teachers include daily work tasks, food preparation, landscape, architecture, and sugar plantation operations.
PROGRAMS with Iberia Parish Schools
Growing up at the Shadows – Through the Eyes of a Child
Iberia Parish first graders visit the Shadows in December contrasting nineteenth century lifestyles and their own in preparing for the holiday season. Also involved in this program are over 100 gifted and talented students who enact the roles of children who lived and worked at the Shadows.
Building a Foundation
Iberia Parish third graders visit in October for a dramatic presentation presenting community history and site analysis of the Shadows. Program covers basic architectural glossary and community history. This program incorporates student interaction through developing visual literacy skills.
Civil War School Day
For more information, please contact Catherine Schramm, Shadows Curator of Education, via email at email@example.com