Presentation on theme: "No trip to an Latin American country is complete without taking in at least one of its many colorful, vibrant fairs or festivals. Some are small, centuries-old."— Presentation transcript:
No trip to an Latin American country is complete without taking in at least one of its many colorful, vibrant fairs or festivals. Some are small, centuries-old gatherings held in market towns, while others are enormous, week-long extravaganzas spread out over dozens of city blocks. The majority celebrate a religious or other cultural event or else are commercial in nature. All are great fun, a chance to sample local merchandise, and unrivaled opportunities see the magnificent kaleidoscope of the colors, cuisines and customs of Latin American culture on display. Blue Team will create our own Latin American Festival in the Cafeteria on Friday Jan. 17 th Latin American Festivals
Latin America Festival Day Monday we will look through the many books about Latin America It is important that you choose 3 topics that interest you and that you think you can recreate/make your own and teach. This is an opportunity for you to decide what you want to learn more about…
Latin America Festival Day Some possible topics: Carnaval Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) Hidden tribes of the Amazon Monte Verde (site of ancient humans in Chile) Slavery in Brazil Chilean mine disaster War of the Pacific Nazca lines Mysteries of Machu Picchu Oyaytatambo (Inca site) Pisac (Inca site) Sacsayhuaman (Inca site) Inca stone work Devils Island Jonestown The Disappeared (Argentina) Cristo Redentor Favelas Simon Bolivar Hugo Chavez Jose de San Martin Bernardo O’Higgens Balboa (Conquistador) Conquistador that rafted the Amazon Sandanistas Bay Island Pirates Tulum, Tikal (Maya sites) Belize barrier reef Ecotourism Canopy tours Jose Marti Slavery Grenada Invasion Plight of Caribbean reefs Teotihuacan Benito Juarez Day of the Dead Maximillian Cinco de Mayo (history) Alamo Goliad Tenochtitlan Boy soldier suicide Acapulco cliff divers Mole sauce El dia de los Reyes (3 kings day is coming up and is a very big holiday celebrated in Latin America) Earthquake in Haiti Panama canal – usually includes working model The penguins of Argentina Galapagos Islands and their bio diversity Easter Island – history and statues Iguaza Falls – Argentina Eco Tourism in Costa Rica Columbian or Peruvian weaving (bracelets, God’s Eye) Cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama – ecology The Patagonia in Argentina Equadorian pottery Pinata making – Mexico The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua Music: Reggae Samba Calypso Salsa Mariachi Spanish Guitar Latin American dance: cumbia: Bachata, Merengue Vallenatos, Olkoloricos Polka Bolero Mexican Dance: “el jarabe tapatio”
Latin America Festival Day You will need one partner that likes at least one of the same topics as you or a new topic that you like together. Both your partner and topic need to be approved by Ms. Gorman You will then design an interactive booth (plan to use ½ of a round cafeteria table). Our project will be made up of steps or “layers.” You will pick the grade you are aiming for, C, B or an A and follow the steps within each level to reach the grade you desire.
Latin America Festival Day Tentative schedule: Homeroom - Setup in Cafeteria P1 - specials P2&3 - Festival and Cleanup P4 - Latin American Feast in Rotunda/Aud. P6&7 – Classrooms (Movie) P8 – Latin American Dance Off in Aud.
Latin America Festival Day Photos from last year…
Latin America Festival Day Photos form last year…
Latin America Festival Day Important Dates: 1/2/14 - Project introduced 1/3/14 - (end of period) Top 3 topics & Book Club Selection to Ms. Gorman 1/6/14 – Citing sources lesson Mrs. Pruchnik (in Classroom) 1/7/14 – 1 st Book Blub Meeting (Need to have book in class) 1/8/13 – Library Research Day (period 5 books only) 1/9/14 – 2nd Book Club Meeting – 1/4 of book done 1/10/12 – Permission Slips and Money Due/ Project Plan Due 1/13-1/14 – Library Research Days 1/15/14 – 2 nd BCM (½ of book should be read) readers response share 1/16/14 – All of project is DUE. In class run through with technology. 1/17/14 – Latin America DAY! 1/21/14 – Latin America Day Reflections 1/22/14 – Last Book Club –Book should be finished – Prepare presentations 1/23/14 – Book Club Presentations 1/24/14 – Chelsea Piers Field Trip! Yes, we are busy….Please plan ahead as necessary!