Mardi Gras

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What do the Pancake Day celebration in Olney, England, the Carnival held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Fat Tuesday parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA have in common? They are all celebrations of Mardi Gras. As part of their study of this holiday, learners read short descriptions of each celebration and respond to text-based questions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members design their own Mardi Gras masks
  • Pair with the holiday itself or when studying French culture
Classroom Considerations
  • Due to the exuberance of the celebrations, preview the content of any additional materials to determine their suitability for your learning situation
  • The reading passages provide background information on three different Mardi Gras celebrations
  • Some learners may be confused by the incomplete directions: model how to respond to the various prompts