Mexican Culture and History through Its National Holidays

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Young historians have an opportunity to study the complex history and culture of Mexico by learning about several holidays: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe), The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), The Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), and Cinco de Mayo which commemorates the Mexican 1862 victory over the French.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside extra prep time to locate and bookmark all the required materials on classroom or computer lab devices
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need access to devices with internet
  • Requires copies
Pros
  • The historical and religious context is provided for each of the holidays
  • Each activity includes discussion questions
  • Provides links to images of the various celebrations
Cons
  • None