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- Joseph D., Student teacher
- Albuquerque, NM
Carnival Teacher Resources
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Students explore the Carnival traditions of Puerto Rico and compare them to other Carnival traditions in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. In this carnival lesson, students discuss the history of carnivals and their importance to the Puerto Rican community. Students examine Ponce costumes and masks and research a carnival that occurs in the United States to complete a graphic organizer. Students write a description of different Carnival celebrations.
Students explore carnivals from different cultures. In this cultural differences instructional activity, students, discuss carnivals and their importance. Students analyze the meanings of masks from the carnivals and other traditions then record their responses on a graphic organizer.
Students read and analyze the story, The Cask of Amontillado, for basic comprehension and to find ironic meanings. They then do research to find why the season of carnival is celebrated around the world, and they view various Web sites of global carnival celebrations. The students also create their own carnival masks.
Young scholars create Mardi Gras floats from shoeboxes to illustrate the Six Pillars of Character. For this character education lesson, students discuss Mardi Gras and famous celebrations. Young scholars make floats out of shoeboxes to illustrate the Six Pillars of Character. Students work in groups to complete the floats.