In honor of Fat Tuesday and the Carnevale season, seventh grade Italian classes at Sachem middle schools learned about the Carnevale celebration and the ways it was celebrated hundreds of years ago in cities throughout Italy.
As part of their study, students watched videos that explained the deep-rooted history of Carnevale. Students focused their research on Venice, which is most well-known for its costumes, masks and long-standing traditions that are still celebrated in modern times. Classes crafted masks that represented the alter ego they decided to portray during their masquerade ball and interviewed one another in the target language.
Concluding the activity, students celebrated Fat Tuesday with a party of their own where they sampled delicious Italian food typical of Carnevale.