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1 ¡Vamos a ir a Mexico! By: Christopher Fleming, Alexis Munroe, Paige Williams, and Kristy Shattler

2 1. A. True 2. D. Desert Shrub 3. B. Pesos 4. B. Diego Rivera 5. D. All of the Above 6. B. Rainforest Question 1.Mexico is located to the south of the United States a.True b.False 2.Which of the following is NOT a vegetation zone in Mexico? a.Coniferous forest b.Rainforest c.Prairie d.Desert Shrub 3.What do you call Mexican money? a.Dollars b.Pesos c.Yen d.Rupees 4.Who was the most famous painter in Mexico’s history? a.Leonardo Da Vinci b.Diego Rivera c.Pablo Picasso d.Enrique Iglesias 5.Mexico contains these types of natural landmarks: a.Sinkholes b.Waterfalls c.Caves d.All of the above 6. Which vegetation zone receives the most rain? a.Coniferous forest b.Rainforest c.Desert Shrub d.Deciduous forest Pre-Test: Mexico 6 Answers

3 7. B. Pesos 8. C. Cactus Leaves 9. D. All of the Above 10. A. Oil 11. B. True 12. D. Mother’s Day Question 7.The smaller coins are called: a.Dimes b.Pesos c.Centavos d.Pennies 8.Which of the following is a food that is NOT found in both Mexico and the United States? a.Steak b.Scallops c.Cactus Leaves d.Carrots 9.Some physicals features of Mexico include: a.Sierra Madre Occidental b.The Mexican altiplano c.The Appalachian Mountains d.Just A and B 10.Which of the following is Mexico’s main natural resource? a.Oil b.Silver c.Timber d.Lead 11.You need 100 centavos to make a peso? a.True b.False 12.Which of the following is a holiday celebrated in both Mexico and the United States? a.Cinco De Mayo b.Mexican Independence Day c.Day of the Dead d.Mother’s Day Pre-Test: Mexico 12 Answers

4 Geography in Mexico! By Alexis Munroe

5 Anticipatory set In class I will start off showing a video of Mexico. Mexico I will then show students the Google Map of Mexico and allow students to come click some different pictures. Fly Over Mexico!

6 Physical features of Mexico Baja Peninsula - a long peninsula off the northwest coast of Mexico (in the Pacific Ocean). Belize - a small country that borders Mexico on the southeast; it is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico - a large body of water that borders Mexico to the east. Guatemala - a country that borders Mexico on the south; it borders the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Isthmus of Tehuantepec - an isthmus in southern Mexico. (An isthmus is a narrow strip of land with water on two sides - it connects two larger landmasses.) Matamoros - a city in northern Mexico that is at the southernmost tip of Texas, USA. Mexico City - the capital of of Mexico; it is located in central Mexico. Pacific Ocean - a large body of water that borders Mexico to the west. Sonoran Desert - a desert in northwestern Mexico near the US border. Tijuana - a Mexican city located at the northwestern corner of Mexico, just below California, USA. United States of America - the country that borders Mexico to the north. Yucatan Peninsula - a peninsula off the southeast coast of Mexico (in the Gulf of Mexico).

7 Natural and Man Made Landmarks I will then show the students a Glogster made on the physical and man made landmarks of Mexico

8 Physical Features Assessment 1. What is the capital of Mexico? _____________________________________ 2. What country borders Mexico on the north? ___________________________ 3. What two countries border Mexico on the southeast? ________________________ and _________________________ 4. What ocean borders Mexico on the west? __________________________________ 5. What large body of water borders Mexico on the east? _______________________________ 6. What is the name of the city in the northwestern tip of Mexico? _____________________ 7. What is the name of the desert in northwestern Mexico? ______________________________ 8. What is the name of the long peninsula on the northwest coast of Mexico? ______________________________________ 9. What is the name of the city in the northeastern corner of Mexico (at the southern tip of Texas)? _____________________________________ 10. What is the name of the peninsula in southeastern Mexico? ______________________________________ ____________________

9 Explaining the photo journal MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 2 Sentences about Geography (5 pts) 2 Sentences about Climate, Vegetation, and Natural Resources (5 pts) 2 Sentences about culture 2 Sentences about currency (5 pts) 2 Sentences about our fiesta and what you enjoyed most about Mexico (10 pts) Photo about Geography (5 pts) Photo about Climate, Vegetation, and Natural Resources (5 pts) Photo about culture (5 pts) Photo about currency (5pts) Photo about the Fiesta (5 pts) Total=10 pts Total= 15 pts

10 Explaining the newscast project The newscast will take place in groups The group must present their favorite facts for each day of the week. Time will be provided in class for the students to complete this project On Friday, the newscast will be presented to the class and filmed to show to the school TV station

11 Hola Amigos Let’s meet Pablo By: Paige Williams

12 Climate 1. “What do you think the climate in Mexico is like?” 2. “Do you think the entire country has the same climate, or do different areas of Mexico have different weather?” Climate Map

13 Vegetation 4 types of vegetation in Mexico: Rainforest Deciduous forest Desert shrub Coniferous forest

14 Rainforest

15 Deciduous Forest

16 Desert Shrub

17 Coniferous Forest

18 Time for an Activity! In groups… 1. Discuss the question, “Do you think the climate might affect what plants may grow in a certain area?” 2. Get out four sticky notes per group. Write the name of a vegetation zone on each sticky note. With your group, decide where on the map you think each sticky note belongs.

19 Natural Resources 1. “What do all of these words have in common?” 2. “Do you think any of these words relate to Mexico?” 3. “How could these words relate to Mexico?” Think about these questions as you… Make an inference!

20 Time for an Activity! In your groups we are going to travel to the stations around the room. Each station will have a different natural resource for us to learn about. Don’t forget your camera journals! Alvin Y Las Ardillas

21 Camera Journals Get out your camera journals and write a few sentences on something you learned from today’s lesson. Don’t forget to draw a picture with 1-2 sentences explaining it also!

22 Day 3 Lesson By: Christopher Fleming

23 Introduction Counting Game! bills bills Think about the different American coins and bills that you encounter everyday as we play this game.

24 Introduction (cont.) So what coins or bills did you notice were used in the game? Can you think of any others?

25 Mexican Currency Mexican currency is called Pesos. Just like in the United States Mexico has coins and bills called peso notes. Interesting fact: the symbol is the “$” Coins Two types: Pesos and Centavos Pesos are larger 1 Peso = 100 Centavos

26 Mexican Currency (cont.) Coin Denominations Centavos: 5, 10, 20, 50 Pesos: 1, 2, 5, 10 Peso Note Denominations 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000

27 Currency Converter! Definition: Conversion – the act of changing from one unit to another. Lets see what happens when we enter different dollar amounts into the currency converter. -converter-calculator -converter-calculator

28 Coin Etching Activity Watch me as I do a coin etching. Now take one of the pieces of paper in the center of your table and a pencil. Go to each station and make an etching of the coin that you find there as I demonstrated. Then write the name of the coin near your etching. After you have finished with each station seat back down at your table.

29 Camera Journal Now get out your camera journal and write one to two sentences about something you learned today and illustrate it. Topics: coins, bills, counting game, currency converter, coin etching. If you finish early, you can work on your newscast with your group.

30 By: Kristy Shattler

31 After watching the video… how are the images similar and different to our culture in the United States?

32 United States Mexico Look What Came From Mexico!

33 Click hereClick here to hear a short biography of Diego Rivera. Click hereClick here to see other crafts from Mexico.

34 Mexico has been cultivating food for almost 10,000 years. They are the source of many foods we eat every day. One thing they have in Mexico that we don’t eat here is Cactus Leaves! Squash Chili Peppers Corn Chocolate Tamales Tortilla Tacos


36 Selena Gomez Miss Piggy TV Guide In Mexico, they like some of the same actors and actresses that we watch here in America. They also watch some of the same shows as us, but they have some shows that we don’t have too!

37 Everyday Mexcian Radio Click here to watch a Traditional Mexican DanceTraditional Mexican Dance Click here to hear the Mexican National AnthemMexican National Anthem

38 In Mexico, they play many of the same sports that we do! With an elbow partner, answer these questions: What is your favorite sport? Do you know where this sport came from?

39 This site provides a list of all the Holidays celebrated in Mexico. Which holiday do they have that you might like to celebrate too?



42 Today… We will read the story Cinco De Mayo: Celebrating the Traditions of Mexico. Students will present their newscasts they have been working on all week. This will be filmed by the teacher. Students will take the Post Assessment. We will celebrate the end of the unit with the guacamole we learned about on Thursday and provided chips. Students will watch a traditional Mexican dance and be encouraged to dance along. Traditional Dance

43 The End!

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