Holiday: Cinco de Mayo
Students examine the history of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, its significance to Mexican people, and the battle between Mexican and French troops. They view photos of traditional Mexican costumes, make Cinco de Mayo crafts, and examine the culture.
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