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ERIC Number: ED340638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-22
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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The Geography of Caribbean Holidays.
Lockledge, Ann
This paper describes Caribbean street festivals as celebrations that reflect the historic, climate, and movement patterns of the region. Celebrations such as Carnival, Hosay, and Jonkonnu are discussed, and it is proposed that study of these and other festivals can be linked to the five thematic generalizations often utilized by geographers. These themes are location, place, relationships, movement, and region. It is concluded that placing holiday celebrations into the framework of the themes of geographic education will lead children to look beyond the celebration to the culture and the environment that created it. A perspective are suggested, as are a number of learning activities. An 11-item list of references also is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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