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Alabama Mardi Gras Celebration

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Devin McCullough

Cassie Raulston


Brent Elementary School and University of Montevallo


This podcast was created by 1st grade students and teacher.  The podcast includes pictures of the students creating their Mardi Gras project. Each student either created a Mardi Gras float or mask.  The students along with the teacher researched facts about Mardi Gras in order for students to better understand what they were creating and why.  At the end of the lesson students presented their facts and their Mardi Gras project.

Length: 3.25

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (1) Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
5. Identify historical events and celebrations within the local community and throughout Alabama. (Alabama)
Examples: Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Mardi Gras, Boll Weevil Festival, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Black History Month (Alabama)
  • Differentiating between fact and fiction when sharing stories or retelling events using primary and secondary sources
  • Example: fictional version of Pocahontas compared to an authentic historical account

    National/Other Standards:

    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    Research and Information Fluency


    • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.



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