Background

Mardi Gras New Orleans

Mardi Gras New Orleanshttp://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/What is a Mardi Gras Indian? Where are the best places for families to enjoy the fun? Official Website

 

The History of Mardi Gras | Holidays.net

The History of Mardi Gras | Holidays.nethttp://www.holidays.net/mardigras/story.htmJust the name Mardi Gras conjures up images of drunken, bead-wearing revelers dancing through the streets of New Orleans. For Teachers!

 

Warm-up

Mardi Gras New Orleans Louisiana 4K - YouTube

Mardi Gras New Orleans Louisiana 4K – YouTube (5min)https://youtu.be/9Bv1mFl9SI4 Mardis Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday The Spirit of Mardi Gras (Yr 7-9)

Vocabulary

Mardi Gras - Picture Vocabulary

Mardi Gras – Picture Vocabularyhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/carnivals-and-fiestas/mardi-gras/picture-vocabulary.htmlA dozen words connected to Mardi Gras Parade (Yr 4-6)

 

English Vocabulary: Carnival (Carnival Story) - YouTube

English Vocabulary: Carnival (Carnival Story) – YouTube (2:26)  https://youtu.be/3dtrenz1Bb8A camera following a carnival procession, vocab with audio (Yr 4-6)

 

Carnival

Carnivalhttp://busyteacher.org/18938-carnival.htmlIt is Carnival time.This worksheet is about Carnival. Ten children are going to a fancy-dress party. Students look at the pictures and choose the correct answer. (Yr 4-6)

 

Carnival - Vocabulary-English

Carnival – Vocabulary-Englishhttp://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-90943.phpCARNIVAL – VOCABULARY A comprehensive picture dictionary with a scrambled-words gap-fill exercise (Yr 7-9)

 

Mardi Gras Wordsearch - Homeschooling Printables

Mardi Gras Wordsearch – Homeschooling Printableshttp://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/mardigrasprint.htmMardi Gras Printables – Mardi Gras Wordsearch. Print the Mardi Gras Word Search and find the Mardi Gras related words. (Yr 7-9)

Carnival Quiz Add the correct word in the sentence (Year 8-9)

Lesson Plans

Mardi Gras Lesson

Mardi Gras Lessonhttp://www.teacherplanet.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://www.elcivics.com/mardi-gras-1.htmlA lesson with short texts, pictures and activities (Yr 5-7)

 

ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Mardi Grashttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/02/mardi_gras.htmlA reading/listening text with various activities to cover a whole lesson (Yr 7-9)

 

Reading

Mardi Gras

Mardi Grashttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading-mardi-gras.php#.VJ7SXV4AALouisiana hosts one of the most well-known celebrations – Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”… A short text with a few questions (Yr 6-8)

 

Reading for Information - Mardi Gras and New Orleans

Reading for Information – Mardi Gras and New Orleanshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/carnivals-and-fiestas/mardi-gras/mardi-gras-and-new-orleans.htmlAnother, more informative text but with no activities (Yr 7-9)

 

Top 10 Mardi Gras Traditions - Toptenz.net

Top 10 Mardi Gras Traditions – Toptenz.nethttp://www.toptenz.net/top-10-mardi-gras-traditions.phpMardi Gras in New Orleans isn’t just a reason for locals and tourists alike to party in the streets  (Yr 8-9)

A Brief History of Mardi Gras - Photo Essays - TIME

A Brief History of Mardi Gras – Photo Essays – TIMEhttp://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1881375_1849894,00.htmlOriginsLiterally meaning “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras is the culmination of a weeks-long Carnival season that ends on Ash Wednesday (Yr 8-9)

Mardi Gras

Mardi Grashttps://www.factmonster.com/cool-stuff/holidays/mardi-gras“Mardi Gras” means “Fat Tuesday.” Traditionally, it is the last day for Catholics to indulge—and often overindulge—before Ash Wednesday starts the sober weeks of fasting Printable text (Yr 8-9)

Listening

Podcast – Mardi Gras (High-Int) – ESL Library Blog

Podcast – Mardi Gras (High-Int) – ESL Library Blog (6:04) http://blog.esllibrary.com/2011/03/02/podcast-mardi-gras/What language does the term Mardi Gras come from? Listening exercise from ESL library  (Yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

'Nothin' but a party in New Orleans' - CNN Video

‘Nothin’ but a party in New Orleans’ – CNN Video (1:41) http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2012/02/21/natpkg-mardi-gras-2012.cnn.htmlCheck out the scene as revelers gather in the streets of New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras 2012.  (Yr 4-9)

 

FunEasyEnglish.com Holiday Mardi Gras - YouTube

FunEasyEnglish.com Holiday Mardi Gras – YouTube (2:51) https://youtu.be/qfBqLGImy14A slowly spoken story of Mardi Gras with subtitles  (Yr 5-7) Some questions to the video at the bottom ofthis page

 

Mardi Gras' History in New Orleans HD - YouTube

Mardi Gras’ History in New Orleans HD – YouTube (1:25)https://youtu.be/8wa2H_gkUEEMardi Gras’ History in New Orleans. Watch and read the text on the screen (Yr 7-9)

here

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans | National Geographic - YouTube

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans | National Geographic – YouTube  (5:42)https://youtu.be/nTYcgnqAzqEThere’s more to Mardi Gras in New Orleans than just one day or just one parade. Visit behind the scenes as preparations begin…  (Yr 7-9) A quiz version here

 

Mardi Gras - Holidays - HISTORY.com

Mardi Gras – Holidays – HISTORY.com (3:29)http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mardi-grasFind out more about the history of Mardi Gras, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. (Yr 7-9)

 

Marking Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Cajun Country - YouTube

Marking Mardi Gras in Louisiana’s Cajun Country – YouTube (5:46) https://youtu.be/K_ZMvz2opd0Revelers celebrate the Tee Mamou Mardi Gras run in the rural countryside of Iota, Louisiana. An authentic film from a local celebration

 

Interactive

What Do You Know About Mardi Gras?

What Do You Know About Mardi Gras?http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/vp_gle/3rd/ss/interactive/unit3/mardigras/mardigras_quiz.htmCelebrating Mardi Gras!Everyone loves celebrations! Louisiana hosts one called Mardi Gras. Reading Quiz (Yr 7-9) Continuation here

More Materials

Mardi Gras

Mardi Grashttp://www.theholidayspot.com/mardigras/index.htmHappy Mardi Gras Mardi Gras is on 13th Feb., 2018 “Mardi Gras” is the day before Ash Wednesday and the final day of Carnival

Final Words

The Toxic Truth Behind Mardi Gras Beads | Science | Smithsonian

The Toxic Truth Behind Mardi Gras Beads | Science | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/toxic-truth-mardi-gras-beads-180962431/ Every year, 25 million pounds of plastic beads made by Chinese factory workers get dumped on the streets of New Orleans

Forget Beads: Cajun Mardi Gras Means A Grand, Drunken Chicken Chase : The Salt : NPR

Forget Beads: Cajun Mardi Gras Means A Grand, Drunken Chicken Chase : The Salt : NPRhttp://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/02/11/385480686/forget-beads-cajun-mardi-gras-means-a-grand-drunken-chicken-chase?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150211Courir de Mardi Gras is an old tradition in rural Louisiana. From early morning on, costumed revellers go house to house, drinking, singing and collecting ingredients for a big ole pot of gumbo. This story tells the origin of the name, Mardi Gras.

 

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