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Let's Go To Mexico
Students are able to use the Internet to conduct research. They research Mexican culture and traditions. Students compare and contrast Mexican and U.S. food and clothing. They convert United States currency to Mexican pesos. Students create a travel brochure about Mexico and present an oral report from gathered research.
5th - 6th Language Arts 19 Views 87 Downloads
The Aztecs - Mighty Warriors of Mexico
Upper elementary learners identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico. They locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map and place the Aztecs in the chronology of American history. After describing several aspects of Aztec culture, they tell the legend of the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan and describe the way the city looked at its peak.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 18 Views 103 Downloads
Geograophy of Mexico And Central America
Students create a chart comparing the terrain, climate, economy, environmental issues and natural disasters for Mexico and the Central American countries. They view and discuss a video on the region then compile research on the internet.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 60 Downloads
Los Estados de Mexico
Learners investigate the country of Mexico and its geographical regions. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create the context for creating a clay model labeled with the geographical locations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs
Sixth graders study the Olmec civilization. They develop a map of Mexico and a map of the area of the Olmec civilization. They research Olmec art, religion, and architecture. They construct Olmec symbols including giant heads, altars, and sculptures.
6th Social Studies & History 18 Views 98 Downloads
The Spanish Conquest of Mexico and the Role of La Llorona
Students study the conquest of Mexico and the role of La Llorona. They review the geographical locations of the Aztec civilization and present day Mexico. They compare and contrast an Aztec city and a Spanish city. They create a timeline of Spanish conquest, including Dona Marina's role.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 16 Views 91 Downloads
All About Nicknames: New Mexico quarter reverse
Most of the states in the union have a nickname. Using the New Mexico state quarter as an example, pupils try to figure out why particular states have particular nicknames. They think about all the reasons New Mexico might be called "Land of Enchantment.
K - 1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Mexico: Culture, Language, and History
Study the culture, language, and history of Mexico in this collection of lessons. Create maps of Mexico's geography, study Spanish language phrases, and create a fiesta, along with a Mexican Marketplace scene.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 31 Views 202 Downloads
Travel to Mexico
Students explore the concept of Mexico. In this Mexico activity, students identify information about Mexico and locate it on a map. Students also match simple Spanish words to pictures and write about the information they learned.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 54 Downloads
The United States/Mexico Border
Students research daily life, industries, and the political situation along the United States/Mexico border. They conduct research to research what it might be like to live at the border and the controversies surround US government policies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Life of a student in Mexico
Learners investigate the lives of students who live in Mexico. This done through research in order to compare it to the United States. They review vocabulary, create venn diagrams and complete other activities to enrich cultural knowledge and enrich communication skills in Spanish.
8th - 12th Languages 15 Views 94 Downloads
Here are three interconnected lessons intended to build an understanding of life in Mexico prior to and after contact with Spain. Learners take a "trip" to Tenochtitlan through a series of images, read The Evil of Tezcatilipoca and The Return of Quetzalcoatl, then hear a lecture on the fall of the Aztec empire.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 46 Downloads
Students complete a unit about the geography and culture of Mexico. They compare and contrast the weather of their own city and Mexico, read books about Mexico, count in Spanish, color in a flag of Mexico and the Mexican Coat of Arms, sing various songs, and make different recipes.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 12 Views 111 Downloads