Table of contents for Mexico and Central America : a fiesta of culture, crafts, and activities for ages 8-12 / by Mary C. Turck.


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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1
Ancient Roots
	Work as a Scribe
Embroidering Maya Designs
	Creating an Aztec Calendar
Modeling a Chinampa
	Writing with Hieroglyphics and Making a Name for Yourself
2
Country by Country
3
Life Above the Clouds
	Carving
	Sewing a Poncho
	Painting in the Salvadoran Style
	Blowing Off Steam 
	Go Fly a Kite!
4
On the Atlantic Coast
	Frying Plaintains
	Making Music
Drums
Maracas
Güiros
Claves
	Making a Mola 
5
Going to School
	Capirucho
	Yarn Painting
	La Huelga (The Strike), A Stage Play
6
Art and Poetry
	Painting a Mural
	Writing Poetry
		The ôI Likeö Poem
		The Free-Verse Poem
		The Acrostic Poem
The Tree of Life
	Creating an Ofrenda
	Political Puppets
7
Daily Grind: Corn and Coffee
	Making Tortillas
		Cooking Gallopinto
		Food for Fun--Chocobananas!
		The Union, A Stage Play
8
Celebrating Life 
	 Papel Picado 
	Making Piñatas
9
Religious and Patriotic Holidays
	Building a Nacimiento 
	Luminarias/Farolitos
	Creating an Alfombra 
	Ojo de Dios
10
La Frontera: Borderlands
	Crossing the Border, A Stage Play
Resources
For Futher Exploration
Museums
Holidays and Celebrations
TeachersÆ Guide
Activities by Grade Level
Additional Resources for Teachers
History Standards and Learning Objectives
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Mexico Social life and customs Juvenile literature, Central America Social life and customs Juvenile literature, Arts Mexico Juvenile literature, Arts Central America Juvenile literature, Handicraft Mexico Juvenile literature, Handicraft Central America Juvenile literature