Off We Go to Mexico ~ Unit Study & Lesson Plans

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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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  • Nancy

    I found the lesson format easy to follow. Resources are wonderful, kid friendly and engaging. You did a marvelous job!


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