Mardi Gras in the Vieux carre ENGLISH Book & DVD
This video shows how Mardi Gras continues in New Orleans. It provides a historical perspective of the Mardi Gras celebration and New Orleans and the reaction to the adversity brought on by Hurricane Katrina. We follow the teachers and students of KIPP McDonogh 15 School, located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, as they prepare for their future and celebrate Mardi Gras. The video promotes listening skills and cultural literacy.
The package includes a DVD (appr 24 min) with both French and English tracks. Video segments: KIPP McDonogh 15, Costumes, Zulu, French Quarter, Gâteau des Rois, Parade, Extra: Some History. The accompanying activity book is written in English and includes: English script, multiple-choice questions for students to answer as they watch the video, multiple-choice questions to answer while listening to the video, true and false exercises, identification exercises, comprehension and discussion questions, crosswords, suggested research topics and answers. 32 pp. 2010. For intermediate +.
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Mardi Gras in the Vieux Carré - French and English narration video clips