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The Battle of New Orleans

Take your students to the battlefield where 200 years ago a small force of American volunteers defeated the mighty British Army in THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Students will learn how General Andrew Jackson brought together a diverse group of volunteers who successfully defended the city of New Orleans from a British invasion, preserved American control of the city and the Mississippi River, and kept the Louisiana Purchase intact. We’ll travel to the actual battlefield in Chalmette, Louisiana to learn how the battle was won, challenges the soldiers faced, equipment used, and how the Mississippi River played a major role in the battle.

Educational materials on The Battle of New Orleans provided by The Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

Original Broadcast: February 2015

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This Electronic Field Trip (EFT) is brought to you by The Meraux Foundation and The Historic New Orleans Collection.

What is an Electronic Field Trip (EFT)?

An Electronic Field Trip is an interactive lesson delivered directly to your students at school through a streamed webcast. The webcast (approximately 40-45 minutes in length) is geared to grades 5-8 and features a live discussion with an expert panel, historians, dramatic video, and fun facts.

WINNER OF 2016 NETA AWARD!

WYES and The National WWII Museum's first Electronic Field Trip collaboration, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, recently won an award for excellence in "Instructional Media" at the 2016 NETA Awards competition. The NETA Awards recognizes the achievements of members of the National Educational Telecommunications Association in community engagement, instructional media, promotion & marketing, and content production, both online and broadcast.