Mardis Gras | All About the Holidays

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Masks, beads, king cakes, costumes, and parades: it's carnival! A short video details the history of the Fat Tuesday celebration scheduled the day before Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2019, February 25, 2020, etc.) Laissez les bons temps rouler! 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Click the download link for a zip file of additional materials
  • Ask class members to design a Mardi Gras mask, a full costume, or even a miniature float for a class or school-wide parade
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the PBS series about holidays
  • Designed to address national standards for history
  • Requires a free account to access all materials
Pros

  • The video captures the color and energy of the celebration
Cons

  • None