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How to Dress for the Ponce Carnival

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How to Dress for the Ponce Carnival


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Type: Learning Activity


In this activity, students will read about the Carnival in Ponce, Puerto Rico and about being a vejigante. Then, students will design their own Carnival costume.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: K
Living and Working Together in Family and Community
6 ) Compare cultural similarities and differences in individuals, families, and communities.

Examples: celebrations, food, traditions

Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography, History
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Describe a tradition of their culture including the food, clothing, activities, etc. that are part of it.
  • Identify the similarities and differences among various cultural traditions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • compare
  • contrast
  • culture
  • celebration
  • tradition
Students know:
  • Individuals, families, and communities mark special days or events in a variety of ways.
  • Cultures are celebrated in different ways.
  • Cultures follow a variety of traditions.
  • Vocabulary: celebration, tradition, culture
Students are able to:
  • Identify celebrations and traditions within their culture.
  • Recognize celebrations and traditions of other cultures.
Students understand that:
  • There are cultural similarities and differences among individuals, families, and communities.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.K.6- With prompting and support, discuss and recognize the fact that individuals, families, and communities have similarities and differences in culture including what they eat, choose to celebrate, and traditions they follow.

Tags: celebrations, cultures, Puerto Rico, traditions, vejigante
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Author: Ginger Boyd