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Mas Excellente Elementary - Middle Mexican Independence Day

Also known as Dia De La Independencia or El Grito De Independencia (Grito De Dolores), Mexican Independence Day is, for many communities, as important as The 4th of July. The videos, infographics, lesson plans and more included in this collection are great resources for providing your students with historical, cultural, and contextual background about this holiday.
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Mas Excellente Elementary - Middle Mexican Independence Day
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The activities included in this BrightHubEducation are great ways to teach younger (and older) students about Mexican Independence Day. The suggestions for books to read, food to try, and activities are creative and culturally-relevant - not to mention, just plain fun!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This online reading comprehension activity is a great way for students to explore or review the struggle for Mexican independence from Spain. The passage is brief, well-written and contains key historical facts, while the accompanying quiz assesses students' comprehension of the text.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Read4Free offers an awesome lesson plan appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. It is well-organized, detailed, encourages higher order thinking, and includes an abundance of activities. An added bonus are the links to additional resources included at the end of the pdf!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This web page by KidzWorld is an outstanding resource for students to use for independent research or small group exploration! Not only does it contain a lot of information organized and written in a way that is accessible to students, but it also has several links to resources for additional information. I definitely recommend bookmarking this page and sharing it with students.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The Class Antics blog post is full of ideas for lessons and activities for elementary students related to Mexican Independence Day. From lesson plans to quizzes to presentations, it's all included here!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This animated video by Educational Videos for Students does a great job of introducing Mexican Independence Day. It is engaging, full of information and could be used in a variety of instructional settings. I recommend showing this to students to introduce them Mexican Independence Day, but its also brief enough to use in small group sessions to generate discussion or writing.
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    The Best Resources For Learning About Mexico's Independence Day

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Larry Ferlazzo has compiled an amazing list of Mexican Independence Day videos, slideshows, infographics, and photo presentations! Ranging from recent celebrations to animated videos depicting the War for Mexican Independence, the resources provided here are great for whole class instruction, small group exploration, or independent student research.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic provided by Elgritonw.com is an excellent way to introduce students to history behind Mexican Independence Day. The graphics are simplified and appeal to younger students, while at the same time being powerful visual markers. Additionally, the facts are presented in a straightforward manner that makes it easier for students to remember.
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BloomBoard Asks:Is Mexican Independence Day recognized in your community in a way that is accessible to your students? For example, are there public celebrations that youth can attend?