EL Civics for ESL Students

Mardi Gras Lesson, Page 3

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Mardi Gras Doubloons or Trinkets

What are Mardi Gras throws?

  • They are cheap trinkets like plastic beads and doubloons.

  • People on parade floats throw them to the crowds who chant "Hey, Mister, throw me something".


Musicians Playing Samba Music

What kind of music is popular on Mardi Gras?

  • Samba is popular on Mardi Gras.

  • Brazil is the birthplace of Samba music.


Mardi Gras King Cake with Baby

What do people eat for Mardi Gras?

  • They eat King Cake. King Cake is decorated with purple, green, and gold sugar.

  • It also has a baby hidden inside the cake.

  • The person who gets the baby is the King or Queen and they have to buy the next King Cake or give the next Mardi Gras party.

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