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Every year I use a multicultural theme for all the grades I teach (grades one
through five). This year it was Mexico. It's a great way to explore a theme.
The children brought in lots of sombreros, puppets, weavings, maracas, etc. to
decorate the room. I did this for about two marking periods. We made maracas,
handwoven mini ponchos, Mexican rugs, Mexican kid puppets, Aztec calandars,
Aztec helmets, Aztec shields, clay animals painted Oaxacan style and lots more.
Last year I did Japan. I've done Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, Cave art,
India, China, Africa, American folk art, Native American art and so on this
way. It's so much fun to really dive into a subject thoroughly. The parents
get involved, too. They came into our class and demonstrated Mexican cooking ,
taught some Spanish and demonstrated weaving. I was lucky that many of my
students have vacationed in Mexico so they had lots of souvenirs and photographs
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