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Power Point Presentation. Introduction to Mexico. Mexico. Demographics. Name of Country: United Mexican States Date of Independence: September 16, 1810 Population: Aprox. 108 Million Currency: Mexican Peso Religions: Roman Catholic (89%), Protestant (6%), and other (5%)

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Introduction to Mexico

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  • Name of Country: United Mexican States

  • Date of Independence: September 16, 1810

  • Population: Aprox. 108 Million

  • Currency: Mexican Peso

  • Religions: Roman Catholic (89%), Protestant (6%), and other (5%)

  • Languages: mainly Spanish, also Nahuatla, and other regional indigenous

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The History of Mexico

  • Ruled by Spain for 3 Centuries before getting independence in early 19th Century

  • Mexican-American War:

    • U.S. troops captured Mexico City

    • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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  • Indigenous people

  • Mayans

  • Aztecs

  • Spainards

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  • Dance

  • Art and Culture

    • Spanish influence

      • Religion and religious art

    • Architecture

  • Food

    • Mexican cuisine centered around 3 national “staples”

      • Tortillas, beans, and chilli peppers

  • Major Holidays

    • Christmas

    • Day of the Dead

    • Mardi Gras

    • Cinco De Mayo

    • Easter

    • Mexican Independence Day

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KWL Chart

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Mexico in your Senses, Institutional Video of Mexico.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXXmIOqbK8w

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Venn Diagram Compare and contrast Mexican Culture to American Culture

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Sequential Roundtable Alphabet

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Worksheet used in Lesson #4

  • Multicultural Observation Sheet






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  • STANDARD 1.2 (Creation and Performance) All students will utilize those skills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate to each art form in the creation, performance, and presentation of dance, music, theater, and visual art

  • STANDARD 1.5 (History/Culture) All students will understand and analyze the role, development, and continuing influence of the arts in relation to world cultures, history, and society.

  • STANDARD 6.1 (Social Studies Skills) All students will utilize historical thinking, problem solving, and research skills to maximize their understanding of civics, history, geography, and economics.

  • STANDARD 6.3 (World History) All students will demonstrate knowledge of world history in order to understand life and events in the past and how they relate to the present and the future.

  • STANDARD 6.6 (Geography) All students will apply knowledge of spatial relationships and other geographic skills to understand human behavior in relation to the physical and cultural environment.

  • STANDARD 8.1 (Computer and information literacy) All students will use computer applications to gather and organize information and to solve problems.

  • STANDARD 8.2 (Technology Education) All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world as they relate to the individual, society, and the environment.

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