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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 44 Views 119 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 43 Views 208 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 22 Views 53 Downloads
Air Pollution in Mexico City
A fantastic lesson on urban air pollution problems throughout the world is here for you. Learners understand that there are many factors involved in creating pollution, that there are many health effects brought on by air pollution, and that fixing the problem is not an easy task.
7th - 10th Science 33 Views 69 Downloads
Los Estados de Mexico
Students 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
After listening to a series of stories about signs and symbols associated with the United States, pupils discuss the importance of the sun in Native American legends and as a representation of New Mexico. As part of this exploration, they also make a list of the sun's characteristics.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Made In Mexico
Second graders engage in a literature study that highlights the making of guitars in Mexico. They strengthen reading comprehension skills by using the illustrations to help derive meaning from the text. The students discuss the economic principles mentioned in the book.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Where in the World Is Mexico?
Learners practice map-reading skills as they locate Mexico and its cities on a world map. By creating a puzzle out of a map of Mexico, students engage in a meaningful hands-on activity to help them explore that country's geography.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 87 Downloads
Before sending your students off to complete their own research on Mexico, introduce them with this ten-slide PowerPoint. It is filled with interesting facts and colored photos of Mexico. Tip: Assign your class different aspect or cities in Mexico and have them create a PowerPoint to present to a class.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
¡Cha cha en Chihuahua!
Can you name all of the Mexican states? Most Americans can't, even though Mexico is our close neighbor. Encourage your Spanish learners to research a Mexican state and create a comprehensive PowerPoint to share the newly acquired information.
9th - 12th Languages 4 Views 57 Downloads
Students complete a variety of activities in a unit about the art, culture, and traditions of Mexico. They read books about the Day of the Dead, create a skeleton puppet, and create a traditional Mexican tissue paper cutting. Students also examine the life of Frida Kahlo, and draw a self-portrait.
K Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads
Use this resource to explore the issue of immigration in the classroom. Learners read a story about a man from Mexico who immigrates to the United States. After reading El Guero by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, learners use structural clues, such as Latin and Greek roots, to answer questions about the story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 57 Downloads
It's All in the Pattern
Here is a fantastic, nine-page, multi-session lesson plan on the Zia Sun Symbol (found on the New Mexico state flag), and the seasons of the Earth. Everything you need to implement the lesson plan is here, and the many engaging activities are clearly explained.
2nd - 3rd Science 15 Views 88 Downloads