Mardi Gras—Secondary

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Add a little glitter to your Mardi Gras celebration with a packet that includes information about the history of Mardi Gras. It also provides information about how different communities celebrate the holiday, as well as templates for masks and games.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the differences between traditional Mardi Gras celebrations and the how Acadiana/Cajun communities celebrate the holiday 
  • Encourage class members to attach their masks to their acrostic poems and post their work about the classroom
  • Introduce the lesson with the video of Michael McDonald's "Christmas on the Bayou."
Classroom Considerations

  • The 13-page packet is designed to accompany a visit to Vermilionville, a Cajun community in Louisiana; however, the activities are appropriate for any Mardi Gras celebration
Pros

  • Includes the formula for how to figure the date of Easter and Mardi Gras, and a template for a mask
Cons

  • None
Common Core