ERIC Number: ED390787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Fiesta! Mexico and Central America: A Global Awareness Program for Children in Grades 2-5. Bridges between Nations Series.
Linse, Barbara; Judd, Dick
Mexican and Central American cultures are a blend of Native American influences and Spanish traditions and religions. These are seen in aspects of Mexican and Central American celebrations. This book explores those celebrations through activities in art, folk and classical music, dances and fiestas. The book is organized into two sections to provide maximum flexibility of usage and encourage the integration of these resource materials into the curriculum. Section 1: "Fiestas," contains a yearly plan of fiesta celebration ideas. Each fiesta is explored through "Background Information,""Enrichment Activities," and "Global Awareness" questions. Section 2: "Resource Bank," includes instructions for many of the activities introduced in the first section. The Resource Bank is organized into: "Arts and Crafts"; "Foods"; "Music"; "Flags"; "Maps"; and "Bibliography." (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Education, Food, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Multicultural Education, Music Activities, Religion, Religious Holidays, Songs, Vocal Music
Fearon Teacher Aids, P.O. Box 280, Carthage, IL 62321 (FE-4232, $25.99 book and tape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central America; Fiesta; Mexican Culture; Mexico; Recipes (Food)
Note: Kit includes an audio tape of 17 songs with musical arrangements and Spanish vocals available from the publisher.