Students gather collective knowledge of the ancient history of Mexico. After discussion, students chose to either construct a model of an ancient city, create a chart of groups of people over time or reason why Monte Alban was deserted.
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Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez
Students examine the differences between Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez. In this presidential lesson, students research then compare and contrast their similarities and differences between the lives of Lincoln and Juarez. Students...
1st - 4th Social Studies & History
Día de los Muertos Teacher Packet
Learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, through authentic vocabulary activities, creating Papel Picado, creating Calavera masks, and making skeleton puppets. Designed to be adaptable to many grade levels, you'll find...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
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,...
6th Social Studies & History
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mercado Trading at the Marketplace
Students comprehend that Mexico is a country. They identify two types of regions in Mexico. Students comprehend that many people in Mexico speak Spanish. They use three Spainsh words. Studnents begin to relate simple words with...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Friday and Friends: A Prospectus of the Mexican Family through Children's Literature
Students use literature to examine how the structure of families in Mexico has changed over time. In groups, they examine how their life now relates to their ancestors and the Spanish conquest of the area. As a class, they are read...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts