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Author Turck, Mary.

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

Publication Info. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2004]
©2004

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Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Children's Department  J 972 TURCK    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Department  J 972 TUR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 972 TURCK    Storage
 Plainville Public Library - Children's Department  J GLOBAL INFO 972 TUR c.2  Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Curriculum Materials Center  CMC ELEMENT H.3 CRP 2004    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Children's Nonfiction  J 917.2 TURCK    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 147 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-142) and index.
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 plantains -- Making music with drums, maracas, güiros, and 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 "I like" 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 -- Teacher's guide -- Activities by grade level -- History standards and learning objectives -- Index.
Summary A multicultural activity book that celebrates the cultures of Mexico and Central America. Includes maps and facts about population and geography.
Subject Arts -- Mexico -- Juvenile literature.
Arts -- Central America -- Juvenile literature.
Handicraft -- Mexico -- Juvenile literature.
Handicraft -- Central America -- Juvenile literature.
Arts -- Mexico.
Arts -- Central America.
Handicraft -- Mexico.
Handicraft -- Central America.
Mexico -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Central America -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Mexico -- Social life and customs.
Central America -- Social life and customs.
Added Title Mexico and Central America
ISBN 1556525257
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