5Tamales!Corn was only grown in the Americas.The Aztec made tamales and wrapped them in corn husks.When the Spanish arrived, they stuffed the Aztec tamales with meat like pork and beef.MESTIZO!
6Mariachi Music Mariachi Music uses Aztec style beats and rhythms, Mariachi dancing is taken from indigenous people’s dancing too.Mariachi music uses Spanish style instruments (violin, trumpet)MESTIZO!
10Mexican SpanishSpanish spoken in Spain is called Castellano and is different than the Spanish spoken in Mexico.Many Spanish words actually came from Indigenous languages.Examples: coyote, maiz, chocolate, guacamole, Mexico.MESTIZO!
11Mexican Folk ArtThe Aztecs drew pictographs, images of war and religious sacrifices.Mexican Folk art presents Aztec style pictographs when showing murals, portraits and self-portraits.In Spain, artists mainly drew portraits.Other pictures would be pictures of religious symbols.MESTIZO!
14Another Way of looking at Mestizo: Coming from two or more backgrounds:The mixing of your father and mother’s interests and personalities.Any mixing of 2 or more cultures
15Example: Ms. Talreja Dad Mom Born in New Delhi, India Speaks Hindi and EnglishLikes history moviesMomBorn in New Delhi, IndiaSpeaks Hindi and EnglishEnjoys shoppingMs. Talreja:Born in ColoradoBlends Indian and American cultureSpeaks Hindi and EnglishEnjoys shopping and history movies