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Cinco De Mayo

 Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for 5th of May) is a regional holiday in Mexico. If you would like to discuss the history with your students, here are a few sites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

 

http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm

 

http://clnet.ucla.edu/cinco.html

 

http://www.inside-mexico.com/featurecinco.htm

http://www.mexonline.com/cinco-de-mayo.htm

 



Some activity sheets you can use, go to these sites:


http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/cincoprint.htm


http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/cincoprint_2.htm

 

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/cincoprint_3.htm


http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/cincoprint_4.htm

 

Here are some suggestions:

1. Have your students research Cinco de Mayo and write 10 questions each. You could then choose at least 25 good questions and have the students in each of your classes answer all the questions by researching online. 

2. Allow your students to draw and color the Mexican flag. 

3. They could write if and how they are going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

4. They could make a collage of ads, pictures, etc. of Cinco de Mayo that they find in newspapers.

 

I hope your students enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo.



Comments

Kelli Bradley

You always have such great ideas and point me to resources that I didn't have before. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I look forward to your blogs every week!

Julie bowsher

This is so great!!! Great thinking! I can't wait to have my students do these wonderful activities!

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