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    Annotated Bibliography


    Agar, Dinah. “Papel Picado.” Copal, Mexican Folk Art at its best Online., www.mexican-folk-art-guide.com/papel-picado.html#.WeO393eZOEI. Copal is a website with information about Mexican folk art. The site also sells items related to Mexican folk art. The site contains a page about Papel Picado. This page has information about the history of papel picado, the process for making it, some patterns, and about the papel picado artist Pedro Ortega Lozano. Dinah Agar has collected useful information about papel picado in one place for the purpose of educating people about one of many Mexican folk arts, and also to sell her merchandise.

     

    Binnqüist, Citlalli López. “The endurance of Mexican amate paper: exploring additional dimensions to the sustainable development concept.” University of Twente, 2003, pp. 97-116, 121, 131, 161, 163-166, 264.  This dissertation can be found at: https://www.itc.nl/library/Papers_2003/phd_theses/lopez_binnquist.pdf. Parts of this dissertation are based on secondary sources which means they are tertiary sources for this project.  The dissertation is a very detailed account of Mexican amate paper. The sections regarding paper cutting is sufficient for the scope of this project.

     

    Garza, Carmen Lomas, and Harriet Rohmer. Magic windows. Children’s Book Press, 1999. This book has examples of papel picado designs.  Each design has an accompanying story. It is a children’s book that is intended to entertain children with the stories and designs. It provides attractive examples of papel picado.

     

    Jansen, Maarten, and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez. The Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts: Time, Agency and Memory in Ancient Mexico, BRILL, 2010. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/canisius/detail.action?docID=682306. This book is about, as its title states, Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts.  It discusses Mixtec pictographs and the information gained from these pictographs. The Mixtec are one of the groups of people who drew pictographs and the papel picado draws from the pictographs. The detail in this text is far deeper than the scope of this project.

     

    Kennedy, Maev. “Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 21 Aug. 2016, www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/21/hidden-codex-reveals-secrets-of-life-in-mexico-before-spanish-conquest. The Guardian is a well known reputable daily newspaper based in England, in operation for 196 years. Maev Kennedy wrote this article in 2016 when it was discovered that an older rare codex had been written over with more recent codex, still dating to the 1500s. This codex is one of very few that were preserved at the time of Spanish colonization. This article is a brief report of the new finding and an announcement that “The Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports” is using non-invasive techniques to learn what the codex says.

     

    Lopez, Noemi R. Mathematical Notation Comparisons Between U.S. and Latin American Countries. TODOS: Mathematics For All, 2008, www.todos-math.org/assets/documents/operation_description.pdf. This is a document under the bibliography and reports section on the TODOS website.  I have attended valuable professional development sessions at conferences that were put on by TODOS that focus on educating students with Latin American heritage. This compilation of differences between U.S. and Latin American mathematical notation contains valuable information that can help educators recognize errors made by immigrants that result from notational differences as opposed to a lack of knowledge.

     

    Maurer, Andrea. “Traditional Mexican Paper Cutting: A Math Lesson.” Scholastic, Scholastic, www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/traditional-mexican-paper-cutting-math-lesson/. This source is a lesson written by Andrea Maurer and published by Scholastic, a well known U.S. company that publishes educational materials for children from pre-K to 12th grade. The lesson brings together culture and history of Mexico with some Spanish words and an art experience that ties to mathematics. The lesson is clearly thought out and connects across several content areas in a well integrated lesson.

     

    Miller, Mark. “Treasures of Mexico: The Mixtec, Aztec & Maya Codices that Survived the Conquistadors.” Ancient Origins, Ancient Origins, 17 June 2015, www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-writings/treasures-mexico-mixtec-aztec-maya-codices-survived-conquistadors-003245.  Ancient Origins is an Ireland based website that is dedicated to presenting information about the beginnings of humankind.  They present new archaeological findings, post peer-reviewed research, and share alternative viewpoints. The article provides a succinct summary of the Mixtec, Aztec, and Maya codices that remain, preserving information about the history and culture prior to colonization.

     

    “Aztec codices.” Aztec codices - New World Encyclopedia, New World Encyclopedia, 5 May 2016, www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Aztec_codices. The New World Encyclopedia is similar to Wikipedia, but with careful editorial supervision by scholars. This source briefly describes several codices written by pre-Columbian and colonial-era Aztecs.

     

    “Aztec and Tenochtitlan.” Aztec Codices, http://aztecsandtenochtitlan.com/aztec-names/aztec-codices/. Aztecs and Tenochtitlan is a website with minimal information about its background and formation.  It has supportive illustrations for its brief summaries of several Aztec Codices.

     

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