K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

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A Cake for a Quinceanera
A Cake for a Quinceanera
A 15 year old girl celebrates her birthday with a big party, called a Quinceanera. This is a cake from someone's Quinceanera.
Format: image/photograph
Flowers for a Quinceanera
Flowers for a Quinceanera
Often at a Quinceanera there are beautiful flower arragements like this one.
Format: image/photograph
Gerber Daisy Quinceanera Flowers
Gerber Daisy Quinceanera Flowers
A flower from an arrangement at a Quinceanera
Format: image/photograph
A Flower Arrangement for a Quinceanera
A Flower Arrangement for a Quinceanera
A beautiful centerpiece flower arrangement at a Quinceanera in Mexico.
Format: image/photograph
The Changing Face of Mexico
Essays and activities exploring Mexican culture, past and present. Includes historical perspectives, classroom activities, and recipes.
Format: book (multiple pages)
More Flowers
More Flowers
This is another flower arrangement at a Quinceanera.
Format: image/photograph
Activity: Quinceañera
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 3.2
Form a committee with some friends who can take you to a Latino tienda or mercado in your community. Divide up responsibility for finding certain articles that are used for a quinceañera,...
Format: activity
Pastel de Tres Leches (A Typical Quinceañera Cake)
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 3.3
An elaborate Quinceañera cake. (Don't worry, the one you'll make here is much simpler!) Ingredients For the batter: 1 cup sugar 5 eggs,...
Format: recipe
The Quinceañera Celebration
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 3.1
Slideshow View a slideshow of photographs from quinceañera celebrations. One of the most important...
Format: article