All of our mainstream ninth-grade English classes include a unit on New Orleans, and my family and I recently visited there.
I made a very rough VoiceThread about the city, which I’ll be revising. I’ve posted it on my website now for students to view, and thought that others might find it useful. I do want to emphasize, though, that it’s definitely a work in progress.
In addition, I’ve added other resources to the New Orleans section on my webpages. These include Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster and The Lower Ninth Ward. Both of these sites were recently nominated for Webby Awards.
All of these resources would probably be accessible to high Intermediate English Language Learners, though my VoiceThread can probably be useful to those with a lower English proficiency.