Holiday: Cinco de Mayo
These sites include information about the history of Cinco de Mayo, its significance to Mexican people, and the battle between Mexican and French troops. Celebrations, culture, and costumes are included. There are links to eThemes resources on Mexico and Latin American Culture.
PBS: The Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo
Learn about the battle of the Mexican and French troops and how this incident is related to Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo in Colorado
See how the state of Colorado celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Learn when and why this tradition started in Colorado.
How Cinco de Mayo Works
Read and see how people in America celebrate this tradition and where they celebrate. Includes the history of Cinco de Mayo. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: There are links to external sites.
Discovery School: World History Lesson Plan
This site gives ideas for classroom activities, discussion questions, and online resources. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Cinco de Mayo
Learn more about Cinco de Mayo, understand the time period leading up to the historic date, learn more about how Mexico confronted the French invasion and how it translates to today's celebration.
NOTE: This site includes ads.
NOTE: This site links to a message board. (discussion board, forum, etc.)
eThemes Resource: Country: Mexico: Traditions and Holidays
Learn about Mexican culture, art, traditions, and holiday celebrations. There are links to eThemes resources on Mexican geography, Western Civilization, Cinco de Mayo celebration, and more. Includes photographs, video, in class activities, and a lesson plan.
eThemes Resource: Country: Mexico
Learn more about Mexico, including its culture, geography, money, and food. There are images of people, currency, cities, and maps.
eThemes Resource: Latin American Culture
These sites are about the culture and life of the people of Latin America and Latin Americans in the United States. There is information about Latin American music, dance, art, and heritage. One site for girls has information about blending Latin American and American heritage. Includes links to eThemes on South America and various countries in Latin America.
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