People and Ethnic Groups
Day of the Dead Celebration
a Travel Brochure
|Oaxaca People and Ethnic Groups
- To learn about the different ethnic groups that inhabit the state
- To learn about the different bonds that hold the groups together.
- To learn how the terrain affects the different cultures.
- Paper and pencil
- Detailed maps of Oaxaca showing its physical characteristics
- Watercolors or tempera paints
- Colored markers
- Chart or heavy duty paper
- Web sites (See Links below)
|Before beginning the study of
the people and ethnic groups of Oaxaca, have the students complete a KWHL
Chart. K= What Do We Know; W= What Do We Want To Know; H= How Do We
Find Out; L= What We Learned). This activity can be done as en entire
class or in small groups. If done in small groups, the groups will share
their charts with the class as a whole.
- What are the names of the different ethnic groups that inhabit the
state of Oaxaca?
- How many different languages do they speak?
- How does the terrain of the state affect how the people live?
- What is the largest ethnic group in Oaxaca? The second largest?
- What types of bonds hold the different groups together?
- Create a map showing where the predominant concentrations are of
each ethnic group and the physical characteristics of the
countryside that divide them.
- Make a list of the types of bonds that your community shares.
- Pick an ethnic group and research them on the Internet. Create a
mural showing interesting aspects of the group (for example, show
people dressed in traditional clothing, if they are farmers show
them at work, if they make pottery, show the types of pots, etc.)
- Use the recipes shown on this website and create traditional
foods. If possible, use traditional methods. (Recipes)
- Research the ancient city of Monte Alban and choose a building to
recreate in paper mache.
|In addition to paper and pencil tests, teachers could use
individual or small group projects, oral reports, mental maps or
structured overviews for assessment.
Vocabulary Search (search box)
Oaxaca web site links