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Take a Trip to Mexico
 

DIRECTIONS Take a cyber class trip to Mexico and learn about our neighbor to the south. Use the links below to take off on your Mexican journey. You can record your answers on the handout provided by your teacher or on a separate sheet of paper.

1  

Like the U.S., Mexico is divided into states. The official name for Mexico in English is __________________. (HINT: Click on “Government”)

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  6   Montezuma II, an _____________ emperor, ruled Mexico from 1502 to 1520.

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2   Two bodies of water that border the coasts of Mexico are the __________________ to the east, and the _____________to the west.

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  7   Mexico has a wide variety of ecosystems including conifer and oak forests and humid and sub-humid ________________.
(HINT: Click on “Biodiversity”)

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3   What three countries share a border with Mexico? ____________________________

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  8  

Although Spanish is the official language of Mexico, there are at least ________ other native languages spoken throughout the region. (HINT: Click on “About Mexico/Indigenous Groups”)

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4   In 1517, Spanish ships sailed to Mexico. Spanish rule continued until ________ when Father Hidalgo‘s famous speech, “Cry of Dolores” (Grito de Dolores), sparked a revolution.

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  9  

In Mexican cooking there is a popular sauce called mole (MO-leh), which contains chilies, garlic, and even _____________! (HINT: Click on “About Mexico/Traditions”)

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5   The __________ Indian civilization developed a writing system and built great pyramids.

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  10  

Using the translator, find the Spanish word for each of these important Mexican crops: Corn, Wheat, Rice, Squash, Beans, Cotton

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