Where did this month get its name? What is it called in other countries? Does it have special flowers or stones associated with it? Learn the answers to these questions, plus room for writing about your feelings about the month.
"Matthew and Jessica were the leaders of Washington Middle School's Mardi Gras float committee." Students trying to decide on a Mardi Gras parade float learn a little about how Mardi Gras is observed in other parts of the world. This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.