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sample Oaxaca trunk

Sample Lesson: JERSEY FROM ALEBRIJES DE OAXACA EQUIPO DE FÚTBOL

The cricket logo for the Alebrijes de Oaxaca soccer team

Support materials:

Mini Docs:
1) History of futbol in Mexico

  • Have students observe the jersey and list what they see. Show students a few symbols that they might be aware of such as a clothing logo (e.g. Nike Swoosh), a superhero logo (e.g. the “S” for Superman or the bat for Batman); ask them what these stand for and what they think about when they see the symbol (e.g. Nike swoosh = fast; Superman = strong, etc). Have them now decode what they think the symbols mean in the logo for the Oaxacan team. They could write these on chart paper, post, and compare as they walk around the room. Why do you think the team chose these symbols for their logo?  Provide students some background based on the information above, including the meaning of Alebrijes. Have students create a drawing of what they think Alebrijes look like. What does the choice of symbols/name suggest to you about what is important to the team? To the country? The region?  (Literacy.SL.3.1, 3.3; NYC SS 3.4, 3.5; SS Practices A, C)

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