Hofstra University Special Collections, HOF_104
Photograph of a group of Peruvian dancers in a New York City parade, n.d.
Why would these people be dressed the way they are? Do you think these are costumes for celebration or everyday clothes of Peruvians?
What do you think the climate is like in Peru?
What can you extrapolate about the culture of Peru? What’s important to Peruvians?
How many different cultural groups were represented in the most recent International Cultural Parade?
Locate Peru on a map. Find out why Peruvians might immigrate to the United States.
English Language Arts: Ask your parents or family members where your ancestors are from. Research their native dress and create a picture of what their group would look like during the International Cultures Parade. Include costumes, instruments, dancers, or whatever else is representative of their culture.
Technology: Find out when the next International Cultures Parade is scheduled to take place. If you live nearby, make a video of the parade and create an audio soundtrack describing the different participants.
Kalman, Bobbie D. 2003. Peru: The Land. St. Catharines, Ont.: Crabtree Publishing Co., 2003.
Croy, Anita. 2007. National Geographic Countries of the World: Peru. National Geographic Society, 2007.
Katacha, Diaz. 2002. Carolina’s Gift: A Story of Peru. Soundprints, 2002.
Neuschwander, Cindy. 2007. Patterns in Peru: An Adventure in Patterning. Henry Holt & Co., 2007