Exploring Brazilian and Mexican Cultural Traditions

Sadé Wright, Fourth Grade, Barringer Academic Center

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


In this curriculum unit, third graders will be engaged in different activities where they learn about the holidays and cultural traditions in Brazil and Mexico. The students will be able to compare and contrast some of the holidays, celebrations, and traditions of the United States, Brazil and Mexico. By the end of the unit, the students will choose a holiday or tradition from Brazil or Mexico and create a mask that represents the holiday or tradition. The purpose of the unit is to help the students learn about the holidays and traditions of the Hispanic culture while studying the similarities and differences between the holidays and traditions.