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Viva Cinco de Mayo

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration Mexican independence, but they're incorrect. Learn about the battle of Puebla and the victory of General Zaragoza with a short reading passage that includes comprehension and vocabulary...
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Mexican War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Did you know that without the Mexican War, the United States would not include the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and even parts of Colorado? Scholars learn a variety of interesting facts about the...
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Writing Exercises: Latin American Independence

For Students 9th - 11th
Budding historical analysts take to describing the road to Latin American independence. They'll respond to three writing prompts which require them to describe or analyze specific events in Latin American history. 
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Mexican and Haitian Independence

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Were there any negative effects from Latin American revolutions for independence? Review the topics of Latin American revolution and Mexican independence to determine an answer. This short presentation is a good for accenting a review on...
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Writing Exercises: Post-Independence Latin America

For Students 9th - 11th
Can your class describe the roles Porfirio Diaz, Benito Juarez, Pancho Villa, and Emiliano Zapata played in the Mexican Revolution? Can they explain why many Latin American economies are dependent on single cash crops? If they can then...
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The Mexican-American War

For Students 7th - 12th
Why did America engage in the Mexican-American war? A history video explains the new country's desire to expand to the west coast—and, after Mexico's 1848 surrender, how it doubled in size overnight.
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Striving for Independence: Africa, India, and Latin America 1900-1949

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An amazing PowerPoint on the decolonization of Africa, India, and Latin America. As each nation fought for independence, changes occurred economically, socially, and politically. Each of these changes are outlined in a thorough and...
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Lorenzo de Zavala and José Antonio Navarro: Their Contributions to the Independence of Texas

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Lorenzo de Zavala and José Antonio Navarro were both native Mexicans and leaders of the Texas Revolution, but with different backgrounds and careers. Compare and contrast the two influential men with a research assignment in which...
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Mexican and American Views of Texas

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the territorial status of Texas in 1830, 1840, and 1846 and interpret an historical timeline. They develop a general statement of Mexican and American views of Texas.
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Cinco De Mayo Preguntas

For Students 5th - 7th
What is Cinco de Mayo and why do people celebrate it? Use a handy resource to organize all the facts about the Mexican holiday. There are 13 statements for learners to fill in as they read or hear a lecture on the topic. 
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Dia de la Independencia

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn about Mexican Independence Day.  In this Hispanic Heritage lesson, students learn about holidays in Hispanic countries specifically looking at their days of independence.  Students read information about fiestas that occur...
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Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Complete with maps, photographs, and historical documents, this presentation would be a great resource throughout a unit about mid-19th century America. Manifest Destiny, Texas Independence, the Oregon Trail, and the Mexican War are all...
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Butterflies: A Symbol of Dia de los Muertos

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What role does the monarch butterfly play in the holiday, Dia de los Muertos? Find out with a lesson that sheds light on symbolism and cultural traditions. A KWL chart shares scholars' knowledge of the holiday and what they want to know...
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Politics in a Multicultural Context

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the multicultural context of the political development of North America in the 1840s and the significance of the Mexican War on the political boundaries of the United States and Mexico.
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Connecting Informational Text with Litearature: Building Background Knowledge About Mexican Immigration, California, and the Great Depression

For Teachers 5th Standards
Help your class transition as the setting in the novel Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, moves from Mexico to California. Beginning with prior knowledge, and moving into jigsaw research groups, class members add to and create posters...
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Revolutions in Latin America (19c - Early 20c)

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The history of the Latin American revolutions - and the philosophies behind them - is the focus of this comprehensive presentation. From the theories of the European Enlightenment, to the Revolutionary Wars of America and France, Latin...
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Colonies and Revolution: Comparing US and Mexican History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the emergence of the United States and Mexico as independent nations. They compare the colonial history of the two countries and discover the emergence of social classes.
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Mexican Holidays

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students celebrate Mexican holidays. In this global studies lesson, students collaborate to research the Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo. Students present their findings about the holidays and host classroom celebrations.
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Mexican Independence Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students realize that countries have celebrations unique to them and demonstrate their understanding of the concept of tradition. They identify a family tradition that is important to each of them and demonstrate their understanding of...
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Cinco de Mayo

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students become familiar with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the reasons Mexico fought for independence. In this Cinco de Mayo lesson, students write a KWL about Cinco De Mayo. Students explore celebration vocabulary  in Spanish....
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Benito Juarez

For Students 9th - 10th
Read and work to understand the words of Benito Juarez. An excerpt from the primary source document La Reforma is the focus of this worksheet. Learners will read the excerpt, then answer three critical thinking questions.
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Stepping Toward Independence

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the grievances listed in the Texas Declaration of Independence. They discuss and compare the U.S. Declaration of Independence with the Texas Declaration of Independence, and match the actual grievances with their...
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Mexico's Day of the Dead

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore global culture by researching a Mexican holiday. In this Day of the Dead lesson, students read assigned text which discusses the view of death in several different cultures including the U.S. and Mexico. Students write a...
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Elena by Diane Stanley

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This story is bound to motivate your class. Learners read a story called Elena by Diane Stanley. The story is about a young woman who marries for love but is soon widowed during the Mexican Revolution. She takes her children to...

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