"Laissez les bons temps rouler" - Let the good times roll!
Mardi Gras (/ˈmɑːrdiɡrɑː/), also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.
Questions to guide student learning:
Mardi Gras Vocabulary:
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Web sites for student research on Mardi Gras
These projects were designed for and implemented in specific grade levels, but are easily adaptable to upper or lower grades.
- You can find some wonderful ideas from this Mardi Gras Project 2016 done at St. Cecelia Catholic School for grades 2-8.
- Mount Carmel Academy gives project-based learning a Mardi Gras spin.
- Mardi Gras Project Lesson Plan for first grade.