Fiesta San Antonio
The objectives of this lesson are to have the student be able to identify customs, celebrations, and traditions of Fiesta San Antonio. The student will also be able to use detail and imagination throughout their writing. Some essential questions throughout this lesson are, How does Fiesta San Antonio illuminate tradition? Also, How does this Fiesta incorporate the history of San Antonio?
There are two subjects that are integrated throughout the five day lesson plan. The first subject that is integrated is Social Studies. This is integrated by having the students learn about the history of Fiesta San Antonio. The second subject that is integrated is English Language Arts and Reading. This is integrated by having the students complete writing prompts throughout the five day lesson plans. The purpose of this unit is to create a better understanding of the history and origin behind the Fiesta San Antonio and its evolution.
This lesson correlates to UTRGV B-3 institute because the celebration we are focusing on relates to our deep South Texas biculturalism and traditions, which the students will be exploring. The pedagogy that supports our lesson is Place-Based Education and the lesson is centered around the constructivist theory that supports the students learning through a combination of hands-on activities, social interaction, and critical thinking situations.
Idabelle Henry & Sarah J. Weller