Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, KRO_23_13_3160_B5F43_08
Flyer announcing Mexican Fiesta held at Sodus Primary School, Sodus, N.Y., September 17, 2000. The event was part of an intercultural initiative begun in the area in the late 1980s with the goal of easing relations and fostering communication between seasonal workers and local residents.
What is the purpose of this flyer? Why do you think it is written in both English and Spanish?
What is a fiesta?
Why would an elementary school host a Mexican fiesta?
What types of activities will there be at the fiesta?
What do you think their school’s population is like?
What organizations sponsored the fiesta?
In what New York county is the Sodus School located?
Cinco de Mayo commemorates a great Mexican military victory over France. Why was France even in Mexico at the time?
The United States is a multicultural society. Research the contributions people from other countries have made to our nation and culture.
Art: Research a popular Mexican fiesta and create a travel brochure persuading people to attend.
English Language Arts: Plan a festival in your school representing ethnic groups in your community.
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