Teach Now! Cinco de Mayo
On May 5 of every year, Mexicans in Mexico and the United States celebrate a day of national pride. Cinco de Mayo commemorates a moment in history when Mexico defeated the invading French army, then the strongest army in the world. Contribute to this celebration of Mexican culture and pride with resources for your multicultural curriculum.


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History

This calendar-related activity teaches students about the Mayan culture.
 
Search for information on the festivals of Mexico.
 
Learn about 25 people of Hispanic heritage who have inspired others with their deeds and contributions. Explore each section to find out about history makers born during that time.
 
 
 
Culture

Students sample foods from Latin countries with easy recipes.
 
Explore Mexico and its rich cultural heritage through these online teacher-led WebQuests.
 
Travel to Mexico for a chance to learn about the country's history, meet Mexican students, observe the wildlife, and investigate social issues.
 
Interview transcripts with prominent Latinos from different areas of public and private life: children's authors Pam Muņoz Ryan and Pat Mora, astronaut Ellen Ochoa, scientist Mario Molina, and Illustrator David Diaz.
 
Hispanic Americans discuss what heritage means to them.
 
 
 
Other Resources

 

 
 
 
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