Mr. Mac’s class is creating a Webquest about Christmas in Cuba

sclausYou are a reporter who has been sent to Cuba to conduct research for an article on how they celebrate Christmas. You will work with a partner to compare and contrast the facts that you have gathered and to write an article about how Christmas is celebrated in Cuba.

At the end of your journey you will discover how Cubans traditionally celebrate this special holiday.

Process: use These Websites to answer the following questions:

http://cuban-christmas.com/tradition.html

http://www.mapsofworld.com/cuba/christmas-in-cuba.html

http://www.cubachristmas.com/history.htm

Background: For many years Christmas celebrations were frowned upon and in 1969 the Cuban government imposed an outright ban on this cherished holiday.

1. When did they start Celebrating Christmas in Cuba, after it had been banned by Fidel Castro?

2. What does Noche Buena mean? What Date does it take place?

3. Name 4 foods that are traditional to the Cuban Christmas dinner?

4. What are some traditional desserts in Cuba served at Christmas?

5. What is Los Reyas Magos? Describe this traditon.

6.When date do Cubans receive Christmas Gifts?

7.Describe the Cuban Christmas Tree and traditional decorations?

8.Discuss how Cubans celebrate New Years Eve.

9.When did Cuba become a Christian country?

10. What does La Misa De Gallo refer to? What is the English Translation of this word?

After you answer these questions use this information to write your Report on Christmas in Cuba for the Newspaper!


2 responses

  1. Ilene Goldstein-Harnett

    WOW!!!! What a great journey!! I cannot wait to see the reports and articles that you will write about celebrating Christmas in Cuba. You are all such wonderful students! Please keep me posted! Fondly, Mrs. Harnett

    December 11, 2008 at 5:19 pm

  2. Chris Fusco

    I am curious about Christmas in Cuba. I am very interested in seeing your presentation.

    December 12, 2008 at 7:51 pm

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