Hispanic/Spanish Holiday Research Project Due: lunes, el primero de noviembre
Guidelines • You may work alone or with ONE other person • Project holidays/celebrations are given away on a first come first served basis • We will spend two days in the lab researching (viernes y lunes) • You will need to produce a written report and PowerPoint/Poster, as well as present your information to the class
The history of the celebration • What is the celebration in honor of? • Where do they celebrate? • When did the first celebration take place? • Why?
How is the holiday celebrated? • What are the rituals of the celebration? • What foods/drinks do they serve? • How do they dress? • How do they decorate?
Significance in the Hispanic culture • Why is this holiday so important to Hispanics/the Spanish?
Compare & Contrast across cultures • Do other cultures celebrate this holiday? • Or a similar holiday? • Where? • How does their celebration differ?
Interesting facts • You should be able to find LOTS of interesting information specific to your topic that is not covered in the items previously discussed
Visual • Title and Name • Multiple Slides for each topic • History • Rituals, food, dress, decorations • Significance • Comparisons & Contrasts • Interesting facts • Heading on each slide • NO FULL SENTENCES • LOTS AND LOTS of pictures • Captions on all pictures • Works cited
Essay • Title and Author • Multiple Paragraphs for each topic • History • Rituals, food, dress, decorations • Significance • Comparisons & Contrasts • Interesting facts • IN YOUR OWN WORDS…I will check of plagiarism • CITATIONS…I need to see the website addresses you got your information from in each paragraph • Wikipedia is NOT, I repeat, NOT a reliable source
Presentation • 10 minutes in length • Talk TO us, don’t read AT us • Minimal note cards • This is a TEST grade…very important to do well on this!!!
Celebrations • La Quinceañera (a girl’s 15th birthday) • La Carnaval (Feast before Lent) • La Semana Santa (Holy/Easter week) • La Fiesta de San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) • El Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) • El DíadeTodos los Santos (All Saint’s Day) • Las Posadas (The Inns celebration) • La Navidad (Christmas) • El Año Nuevo (New Year’s Day) • El Día de los Tres Reyes (3 Kings Day) • Las Bodas (Weddings) • La Muerte (Death) • El Cinco de Mayo (Battle of Puebla) • El Día de la Candelaría (Feast of Candles) • La Tomatina (Tomato Festival) • El Día de los Santos Inocentes (April Fool’s Day) • Las Fallas (Firey Festival) • Villagarcia de Arousa (Water Festival)