ERIC Number: ED342702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Mexican Celebrations. Latin American Culture Studies Project.
Garza-Lubeck, Maria; Salinas, Ana Maria
Developed for elementary school children, this unit is designed to teach about Mexican American culture through the study of holidays celebrated throughout much of Latin America and the southwestern United States. The unit describes and provides background information about nine Mexican American holidays. Among the activities included are the words and music to songs, and directions for making dishes and decorations typical of individual holidays. The nine holidays dealt with in the unit include: (1) January 6, El Dia de los Reyes (Day of the Kings); (2) February 2, Nuestra Senora de San Juan de los Lagos (Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico); (3) Cinco de Mayo (The Fifth of May); (4) September 16, Independence Day; (5) October 12, El Dia de la Raza (The Day of the People); (6) November 1-2, El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); (7) November 2, San Martin de Porres; (8) December 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe; (9) December 16-24, Las Posadas. A 17-item bibliography also is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Activities, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Global Approach, Hispanic American Culture, Holidays, Learning Activities, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Sid W. Richardson Hall 1.310, Austin, TX 78712 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Inst. of Latin American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico