Bayou Bridges is a K–8 social studies curriculum developed in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education.

This comprehensive curriculum integrates history, geography, civics, and economics in alignment with the 2022 Louisiana Student Standards for Social Studies.


Bayou Bridges Curriculum Components

For each grade level, you will find a series of units to use throughout the school year. Bayou Bridges includes everything you will need to implement the curriculum at your school or at home.

  • Student Readers: richly illustrated and engagingly written
  • Teacher Guides: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, and assessments
  • Online Resources: background information for teachers, timeline card slide decks, resources to support guided reading, and additional activities, including artifact studies, primary source examinations, and virtual field trips
Bayou Bridges Online Resources Titles by Grade Level

Download Free Bayou Bridges Materials

Bayou Bridges curriculum materials are available for free download. Be sure to review the Terms of Use below for free materials.

Louisiana Bayou Bridges Grade 4 Louisiana Bayou Bridges Grade 5

Purchase Bayou Bridges Materials

Bayou Bridges is also available in print versions for purchase in our online store.

Louisiana Bayou Bridges Grade 4: Complete Grade-Level Set Louisiana Bayou Bridges Grade 5: Complete Grade-Level Set

Terms of Use

The Core Knowledge History and Geography curriculum materials made available for download are freely available for anyone to use, adapt, and share (with attribution). No one is permitted to extract any images included in our PDF materials for use in any other way; to do so would be a violation of the agreements under which the images were licensed. No one is permitted to sell either the original program, an adaptation of it, or lesson plans that reproduce any part of it. For more information, see the Guidelines to Core Knowledge and the Creative Commons License.