Children of the Sun
The culture of Mexico
(85 pages. Pbk. plastic comb binding)
activities in language arts, science, math, history, geography, foreign
language study, music art, drama and dance are all covered comprehensively
in this exceptional study of Mexico from the country's Pre-Columbian
origins to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, Mexican independence,
revolution and reform, to Mexico in the 20th Century and today.
dramatization of the legend of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl in pantomime and
choral reading is included with extensive production
Time Lines, maps, a "Who's Who" in Mexican
culture and a "Fascinating Fact Extrapolation" enables students to not
only learn about the country and its people, but to vicariously experience
the widely divergent sub-cultures of Mexico and understand in depth their
struggles and celebrations.
Step-by-step instructions are provided
for the design, preparation and presentation of an authentic,
student-created fiesta, which can be a celebratory classroom
activity or a school-wide culminating event.
In addition to an
excellent bibliography, appendices include sheet music for traditional
songs and crafts projects for ancient and modern Mexican costumes, musical
instruments and decorative crafts.
CES's curriculum guide Exploring Christopher Columbus: A Multicultural
Perspective gives you:
- a curriculum map to assist you in teaching about Mexican culture
in a truly interdisciplinary way.
- a play script for the history of Mexico, with enough parts
for an entire classroom of students, suitable for improvisation.
- production ideas for sets, costumes, music, etc.
- thematic activities in all curriculum areas including Language Arts,
science, history, and math.
- a timeline of Mexico's history.
- a "who's who" of famous Mexican people.
- a step by step guideline for the creation of a complete Fiesta as
a school culminating celebration.
- reproducible pages for students examining maps, the geography and the
climate of Mexico.
- fascinating facts about Mexico, and a "fascinating
fact extrapolation"--step by step instructions for students to follow
to motivate them to make the connections between the significance of
the facts and their own lives.
- multiple intelligence activities for all learning styles.
- appendices of music, costumes and crafts of Mexico.
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