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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.