This interpretive reading activity entitled, "Origines du Carnaval" comes from the site:
There are many illustrations to help students understand the origins and traditions of this cultural event. First, as a pre-reading activity, students are asked to circle images that the associate with carnaval and Mardi Gras. Then, each section of the text is divided into small, manageable segments where students are asked to use context to define new vocabulary, and then asked comprehension questions in English.
Students are also given pictures of popular traditional and contemporary costumes to help them understand the historical significance of the holiday.
This activity is perfect for the upcoming Mardi Gras holiday or in a unit about HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS.
Check out all of my Mardi Gras & Carnaval activities: