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Milagros: Symbols of Hope, Símbolos de Esperanza, DVD
Nancy Walkup and Sharon Warwick

Completely Bilingual

Award Winning Finalist in the 1997 New York Festivals Competition

From Ancient Greece and Rome to the contemporary Americas, the delicate craft of milagro (mee LAH gro) making has played an important role in many cultures. The story of a young Mexican boy and his venture to the shop of a milagro maker will entertain your students as they learn about the strength and significance of these tiny works of art.

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You and your students will enjoy:

  • Three complete programs make this resource perfect for classroom use. Part One presents a delightful story titled "Alfonso's Milagro," introducing the history of milagros and their role in Mexican culture. Program length: 15 minutes. Part Two, "Symbols of Hope," discusses the significance of milagros in cultures around the world. Program length: 10 minutes. Part Three, "Symbols in Relief," highlights elementary students creating designs in relief. Program length: 7 minutes.

  • Authentic small milagros and a poster are included in each program. An assortment of five milagritos and a colorful poster showing milagros from around the world give your students first-hand experience with this art form.

  • Bilingual learning opportunities are provided as each video program is also presented in Spanish, making this program twice as valuable.

  • Three art activities include mixed-media relief design, clay nichos, and metal tooling.

  • Interdisciplinary activities, writing activities, and vocabulary are included in a bilingual fourteen-page reproducible student booklet.

  • Aesthetic questions engage your students in lively discussions about the role of milagros in society.

  • A Teacher's Guide complete with art lessons, discussion questions, vocabulary, materials lists, interdisciplinary lessons, timeline, and assessment tools is included.

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Grades 3 to 8
DVD (3 programs in English and Spanish), Teacher's Guide, Student Booklet (in English and Spanish), 17" x 22" poster, and milagritos       (1500)      $93.00
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