Write like an Aztec!

The Aztecs used a complex writing system similar to the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians. The books they created are called codices, or one is a codex. There are Aztec codices left today in museums and at universities and they tell us how they lived until the Spanish Conquest in the early 1500’s. Try your […]

Cinco de Mayo

And no, it’s not Mexican Independence Day!  It is the celebration of the victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla.  But, let’s have fun anyway. Cinco de Mayo Activities

Nos Vamos a México I: La geografía y los Mayas

Before we start our Día de los Muertos cultural readings and activities, you need to know about Mexico;s geography and some of its ancient history. Nos Vamos a Mexico: Geography & Mayas

Día de los Muertos

El Día de los Muertos is a fascinating celebration of loved ones who have passed away. It is celebrated primarily in Mexico and in some Latin American Countries. We are learning about its origins and history, rooted in Aztec beliefs and the Roman Catholicism of the Spanish Conquerors of Mexico. And we’re doing this all […]

Mexican Murals & Halloween Mural Project

Mexico has a strong tradition and presence of murals.  You will read a simple selection on Mexican murals and you will do a group project: A Halloween Mural or Un Mural Sobre El Día de las Brujas. This will give you the chance to use subjects, adjectives, and verbs in sentences and for you to […]