TOPICS • Christmas… What does it mean for you? • How do you celebrate Christmas? • Christmas in Mexico • Posadas • Nacimiento • Villancicos • Piñata • How to apply technology to create a piñata?
How Mexicans celebrate Christmas? • Posadas : • It's a tradition with a religious tone. • Posadas are household parties where people use to pray, sing carols, eat tamales ( Mexican food similar to the conkies), drink ponche ( Christmas beverage similar to the punch) and brake the piñata. • ACTIVITY: Read the document “what is a posada” • Video here
How Mexicans celebrate Christmas? • Nacimiento ( Nativity scene) • In most Mexican homes the principal holiday adornment is el Nacimiento (Nativity scene). The focal point is a stable where clay or plaster figurines of the Holy Family are sheltered.
How Mexicans celebrate Christmas? • Villancico (Christmas carol) • Let’s sing together!
How Mexicans celebrate Christmas? • Piñata: • In Mexico, piñatas are believed to have originated among the Aztecs, Mayans, and other native peoples of Mexico, who made clay pots in the shape of their gods. The pots were meant to be broken forcefully with poles and sticks, so the contents spilled to signify abundance or favors from the gods. • The original piñata was shaped like a star with seven points.
How to apply technology to create a piñata? • Homework: • Investigate how to make a Mexican piñata • what materials and tools do you need? • Bring the materials to make your first draft
How to apply technology to create a piñata? • Technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, and crafts. • To make a piñata you need technology!