Fiesta Lesson Plans • Save the PowerPoint template to the student directory. First remove this instruction slide. • During the reading of the book to the class, the teacher will complete the alphabet slides with students. Save. • Students should then open the template and save to their personal directories. • The “During Fiesta” slide will then be done on an individual basis. The students will list at least three things that they like or would like to do during Fiesta. • On the last slide, compare the celebrations of Fiesta and Fourth of July. Have students type next to the star to note similarities and differences. • There is a rubric on the last slide if you want to use it. Fiesta Lesson Plans – Extensions • The students can then be directed to open Kidspiration and complete a web of the different events that happen during Fiesta, as well as the reasons that we celebrate Fiesta. They may also color the events that they have attended in a different color. This may be done as a class or individually. This may be printed out if desired. • The students may also open an additional Kidspiration and web their ideas of how Fiesta shows American’s love of freedom, individualism, and inventiveness. Based on the book: Fiesta from A to Z : the ABC's of San Antonio's celebration by Linda Sulser and Jeanne Schaefer Name: 1.2(B) compare the observance of holidays and celebrations, past and present 1.13(D) explain how selected customs, symbols, and celebrations reflect an American love of individualism, inventiveness, and freedom F is for flowers • Brightly colored flowers have always been an important part of FIESTA. We even decorate the Battle of Flowers floats with * H is for heroes • Fiesta is San Antonio’s celebration to remember the men and women who helped win freedom for * . K is for kings • The two kings that reign over San Antonio help to raise money for good things. They also visit schools and other places. One King’s name is King * P is for parades • During Fiesta there are three major parades. The Battle of * Parade, the Texas Cavaliers’ River Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. W is for women • At the first Fiesta in 1891, women drove decorated horse-drawn carts around Alamo Plaza and threw real * at each other to symbolize the Battle of the Alamo. This is why it is called the Battle of Flowers Parade. During FIESTA these are the things I like to do: Compare Fiesta to Fourth of July * * * RUBRIC 1 2 3 4 I didn’t finish I finished most I finished all of I finished all of of my my presentation. my presentation presentation and added extra! I didn’t get very I got most of my I got all of my I got all of my many answers answers right. answers right! answers right right and added extra information. I didn’t know I could do most I did all of the I did all of the how to work the of the things on things on the things I was computer very the computer computer I was supposed to do well. supposed to do! and added extra! I didn’t I remembered I remembered I remembered remember the some of the all of the all of the reasons we reasons we reasons we reasons we celebrate Fiesta. celebrate Fiesta. celebrate Fiesta! celebrate Fiesta, and added extra!
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