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Victoria!: The Historical Significance of Cinco de Mayo

This collection will focus on the importance of Cinco de Mayo in Mexican history, and why we as Americans celebrate it every 5th of May. Students will learn through video, activity, and worksheet.
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Victoria!: The Historical Significance of Cinco de Mayo
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A wonderful way to tell young kids about Cinco De Mayo complete with awesome illustrations and lots of laughter, "Cinco de Mouse-O!" is a priceless addition to any classroom for celebrating this national Mexican Holiday!
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    The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo

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    Sara Kaplan says:
    An informative gathering of links that will be beneficial for both students of all ages and teachers as well, including engaging activities like an "interactive graphic", "online slideshow", an "interactive timeline of Mexico's History" (PBS), "lesson for English Language Learners about the holiday", and More!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Especially perfect for younger kids and perhaps middle school students (you can work around it), this page including instructions on "Cooking for a Fiesta", a "Crossword Puzzle", instructions on how to make "Paper Bag Pinatas", an opportunity to "Learn a Mexican Song" and More!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A valuable resource, this page includes "Activities and Games", "Articles", "Lesson Plans" and More for grades 1-12! A comprehensive list that's great for all ages!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Try out this fun 13 question quiz with your students! It's even timed as you select the answer. Teachers could easily use this with a Smart Board which would make it fun for the whole class! A great way to test your knowledge about Cinco de Mayo!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Both informative and engaging, this page provides a comprehensive fact sheet about Cinco De Mayo, as well as games, activities, worksheets, coloring activities, and even lesson plans for teachers to use with elementary school students! A priceless link for Cinco De Mayo full of free resources. Enjoy!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    These Third Graders put together a video for their school's Salsa Taste Testing Event" in honor of Cinco De Mayo. The kids talk about all the fun and tasty ingredients in salsa, as well as mention other fun celebratory activities Mexicans enjoy. This video is perfect for elementary school teachers to use for ideas and to get students excited about Cinco De Mayo!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Watch this short but informative video with quick but important facts about Cinco De Mayo: what it is, its history, and significance to Mexico.