Our All About Mexico lesson plan introduces students to the country of Mexico, which is often featured in news stories. Many students may have heard of the country, but are unaware of its rich history and characteristics. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to research at least two of the 31 states of Mexico, using the Internet or other resources for information about each state and completing given charts for each state; they are also required to draw an image of their flag and share the information in a presentation to the class, strengthening their public speaking and presentation skills. Students are also asked to tell if a given event is from the Early, Middle, or Recent History of Mexico.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate Mexico on a map, list some characteristics and facts about the country, and explain some of its history.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7