Cinco de Mayo | All About the Holidays

Learn how the Battle of Puebla—where Mexico claimed victory over the French—became the day of celebration we know as Cinco de Mayo. Watch as a brief video details the holiday's history and the way it is celebrated. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the link open or download the video onto in-class computers, use headphones to heighten focus and lower classroom volume 
  • Visit the library to check out additional books on Mexico and holiday 
Classroom Considerations

  • Cinco de Mayo translates to the fifth of May, which is the day the holiday is celebrated 

  • A thoughtful question at the end of the video encourages critical thinking 
  • Information is presented in an engaging manner 

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