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Mexico & Central America: A Fiesta of Cultures, Crafts, and Activities for Ages 8-12

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Publisher Comments:

This multicultural activity book celebrates the myriad cultures of Mexico and Central America and their shared ancient Aztec and Mayan roots. For each country, a brief introduction is provided that includes illustrated maps and facts about population and geography. More than 40 projects and three dramatic play scripts explore the interconnectedness of these countries and help children experience aspects of daily life throughout the region including school, work, home, art and poetry, food and agriculture, and special holidays. Activities include embroidering Mayan designs, painting in the Salvadoran style, creating an ofrenda for the Day of the Dead, crafting political puppets, cooking chocobananas, and making piñatas. Engaging sidebars throughout the book provide children with an introduction to the Spanish language. Also included are tips for teachers who want to use the activities in the classroom, complete with more specific age ranges and suggested modifications.

Review:

"Thoughtfully included at the very end of the book is a teacher's guide that lists the activities by grade level. This activity book is an excellent resource for teachers and one that will be used year after year." Children's Literature

Review:

"Age-appropriate art and cooking activities reveal the region's diversity, but the book also includes discussion of the dangers inherent in illegal border crossings and the existence of sweatshops amid a discussion of employment and needs of Mexico's citizens." School Library Journal

About the Author

Mary C. Turck is an educator and the author of many books for children, including The Civil Rights Movement for Kids. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556525254
Author:
Turck, Mary
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Author:
Turck, Mary C.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Activity Books
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Arts
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
Children's: Activity/Children's: Education Resource
Subject:
Mexico Social life and customs.
Subject:
Central America Social life and customs.
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 235
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 x 0.4 in 1.06 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Chicago Review Press - English 9781556525254 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Thoughtfully included at the very end of the book is a teacher's guide that lists the activities by grade level. This activity book is an excellent resource for teachers and one that will be used year after year."
"Review" by , "Age-appropriate art and cooking activities reveal the region's diversity, but the book also includes discussion of the dangers inherent in illegal border crossings and the existence of sweatshops amid a discussion of employment and needs of Mexico's citizens."
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