Today is Fat Tuesday! Here are few lessons and activities about Mardi Gras that would work with your kids. Maybe you could end the day with one of the Power Points. Remember to double check all web activities you do with your students BEFORE you show them to the class. With a topic like Mardi Gras you could be in for a surprise! I looked at the links below when I posted but you never know what someone could change.
EL Civics Mardi Gras Lessons - This page was made for ELL students but would work well for any classroom.
Mardi Gras - Has some good Power Points, a web/think quest, and some other activities
Interactive Map of Mardi Gras - Shows the activities that the locals do!