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New Orleans Ghost Stories

What Ghost Stories Teach Us

In this episode of the Wild Wonder Podcast, Jill Dresser from French Quartour Kids Tours joins hostess Kristen Llorca to explore what New Orleans ghost stories can teach us.

Learn what these stories can tell us about the people who passed them down, where there can be found, and who these ghosts are. Ghost stories also reveal a lot about power and privilege, stereotypes around women, children, and different races.

Stories and superstitions also allow us to understand people’s fears of the time- strange illnesses, new leaders, and social tensions. Plus, they’re primary sources! We can use these fascinating stories to have kids engage in primary sources, visualize life in the olden days, and gain perspective on past events.

Find more about New Orleans ghost stories and Jill’s upcoming offerings at www.frenchquarterkidstours.com.




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