Mardi Gras Elementary

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You don't have to visit Vermilionville to experience the Cajun traditions of Mardi Gras. After examining pictures and hearing stories about these colorful traditions, learners create their own Courir de Mardi Gras masks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To set the context for this Cajun version of the holiday, begin with a brief explanation of the many was Mardi Gras is celebrated in other countries
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for classes preparing to visit Vermilionville, the activities would be appropriate for any study of Mardi Gras traditions
Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes background information about the Courir de Mardi Gras, images of the costumes, and templates for the masks
Cons

  • The resources does not include information about how the Courir de Mardi Gras differs from the New Orleans celebrations
Common Core