AUG
21
2013

World Geography Mexico Unit Study

Hola! Want to learn a little bit about Mexico, it’s culture, history, landmarks and more? Read on as we welcome you to our unit study on Mexico!

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Here’s what we did this week, and what we got pics of!

  • Located Mexico & the Gulf of Mexico on the map and completed our worksheet
  • How to say “Hello” in Spanish– Hola!
  • Prayed for the Spanish people
  • Learned a Spanish Song
  • Made homemade tortillas
  • Completed a lapbook activity
  • Learned about and classified 6 animals of Mexico
  • Learn about the underwater city of Tenochtitlan
  • Made a play-doh Aztec Temple
  • Learned more about Mexico from National Geographic Kids
  • Geography from A-Z pg 40 Seamount
  • Learn about the 4th Wonder of the World: Chichen Itza
  • Children Just Like Me Book
  • Made sun clay faces and pots with Terracotta clay
  • Went out to a local favorite Mexican restaurant, yum!Each week we go over all of the countries we’ve learned so far, plus our new one: Mexico!

 

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Here’s our Mexico whiteboard, we review the facts daily through the week and sing our fun song:

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We worked on our mapping and flag sheets:

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Learned about 6 animals that can be found in Mexico. This is by far my kids favorite day of the week!

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We experimented with terracotta clay, made sun faces and pinch pots.

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That concludes our week in Mexico, stay tuned next week for Canada!

 

Want to join in the fun? Click here to see our Expedition Earth World Geography Curriculum

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Comments

  1. Loved this Erica, thank you for some great ideas for ways to study a country! Also really loved that you include praying for the people of the country :-)

  2. Love your website! I just wanted to let you know a few typos on the Pin pon song. Instead of desenrrada, it is desenreda, and instead of estirones, it is tirones. I’m native Mexican, so if you ever want help, I would be more than glad to help!

  3. So, we are first time homeschoolers this year! How do you come up with all this stuff? And, how do you manage to fit it all in! I am struggling with just math and reading. No clue how to make that fun and interesting. Feeling very inadequate! I have a Kindergartener and a 1st grader. Need fun stuff to keep them interested but we don’t seem to stay on task enough to finish what I call the musts (math and reading) We also have a 2 year old in the mix. I can’t imagine trying to teach geography, countries, history, presidents, and so on. How do you manage your time and keep them occupied? I know you are busy but you seem to have a great handle of teaching several kids of different ages or I wouldn’t ask! Thanks for you site! Do you have a daily plan that I could just glance at, not trying to copy you! Just curious how this works for you or what your day looks like.

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