Throughout the school day on Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6, Mr. Francisco Gonzales’ Spanish classes took their classroom to the Library for a special presentation. During their class-time in the Library, Mr. Gonzales’ students conducted research on how Spanish speaking countries celebrate Carnival, or ‘Carnaval’ in Spanish. The project’s goal is to help the students relate Mardi Gras in New Orleans to other countries’ festivals of ‘Carnaval.’
Mr. Gonzales hopes that, “through this material the students will have a deeper understanding of Carnival for not just the partying and parade going. So many places celebrate Carnival in so many different ways.” The students will present their projects when they come back from Mardi Gras break. “I am confident that I will see some wonderful artwork from artists in other countries depicting Carnaval, as well as traditional foods and music,” commented Mr. Gonzales.
“It is amazing to see how cultures from around the world, specifically, the Dominican Republic, which is the country that I am researching, celebrate Carnaval. Their celebration is very different from ours when it comes to individual traditions, but the overall celebration and festivities are pretty similar.” -Ethan Jeanes ’21
To learn more about what Mr. Gonzales’ Spanish classes are exploring about Carnival around the world: http://carnavalexhibit.org/