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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