Celebrate December with this inclusive slide show on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the miracle that Juan Diego witnessed in Mexico 500 years ago. The slide show also includes a section on Aztec culture and Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire to give students background on how the miracle affected relations between the two warring cultures. Other slides illustrate and discuss some 20 symbols and miraculous features of the tilma that Juan Diego used to gather roses in. A simple art project is also included for young students to build a grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe out of craft sticks, holy cards, and flowers cut from garden catalogs or wallpaper books. The unit includes:
• a 20-page slide show
• a 10-page script with 130 bulleted details as narration for the slide show
• instructions for the art project with illustrations and instructions.
The unit can be used with primary as well as middle school or junior high school students. Teachers may skip any material on the Aztec and Spanish conquest section they feel is too mature for their students. The slide show is available in Apple Keynote and Microsoft Power Point and the script and art project are available as PDFs.