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Celebrating History & Heritage: Mardi Gras

Teaching students about history and heritage can often be a boring task in the classroom setting.  However, holidays such as Mardi Gras can be the perfect time to step your students back into the past to investigate the earliest settlements and cultural contributions to America.

Decorate your classroom in festive purple and green.

Pass out the feather boas and beads.

And have students answer the scavenger hunt task cards by examining the information cards posted around the classroom!

Students can collect information on their student handout.

Wrap up with a lively discussion!

End the activity with students responding to the writing prompt while listening to quiet jazz in the background!

A perfect celebration of American history and heritage without cake, candy, and a lack of content!

Happy Mardi Gras!