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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Off We Go to Mexico ~ Unit Study & Lesson Plans

Our first stop in our study of North America was Mexico. Mexico is three times the size of Texas and is south of the United States. The Rio Grande, the longest river in Mexico, forms the border between the US and Mexico.

Mexico has a variety of plant and animal life and also a variety of environments: desert, rainforest, wetlands, and mountains. Most of the country’s population are mestizos, people of mixed Spanish and Indian origins. During our studies we learned about the history of Mexico, tried to speak a little Spanish, did a little online sightseeing, and finished up with a yummy recipe {and one we’ll have to make again!!}.

You can view the other countries that we’ve studied from North America on my North America geography page.

Week 1 Layout

Monday

  • Introduce new song about Mexico from Geography Songs
  • Use atlas and globe to locate Mexico; read in the atlas about Mexico
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about Mexico

Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Learn {and review} some terms: gulf, river, rainforest, wetland, peninsula, coast, gulf, canyon, desert
  • Independent reading from bookshelf
  • Filled out the map of Mexico using our notebooking page

Mapping Mexico

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Wednesday

Thursday

Week 2 Layout

Monday

Flag of Mexico

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Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday
  • Review geography song
  • Cooking ~ Churritos
  • Summarized one of our reading books and copy summary/dication
  • Added our notebooking pages to our binder and stamped our passports!

Books To Use

Resources and Websites

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3 Comments:

  • Great stuff, My kids are learning spanish through Power speak will have to incorporate this into that time somehow. Have you tried making a Pinata. We did last year and it was fun and easy to do.

    By Blogger The Adventurer, At September 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

  • I'm finally getting around to doing our own Mexico unit. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful links. You've done my job for me!

    By Blogger Kim, At October 12, 2010 at 3:24 AM  

  • I'm finally getting around to doing our own Mexico unit. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful links. You've done my job for me!

    By Anonymous Kim, At December 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

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