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Cinco de Mayo In the Elementary Classroom

Cinco de Mayo is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about and develop an appreciation for the unique culture and traditions of Mexico. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has largely become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, while the history of the holiday is often lost.

My new interactive, Cinco de Mayo mini-book dives into the history of the holiday, dating back to the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It will take 2nd and 3rd grade students on a historical journey as well as describe the modern-day celebrations that take place in Mexico and the U.S. every May 5th. Each informational page is followed by an interactive page that either reinforces the learning or invites students to demonstrate their understanding of the text.

The interactive design of the book is intended to keep students engaged and having fun while going in-depth into the origins of Cinco de Mayo. In my experience as an elementary educator, the more in-depth we went into topics, the more knowledge my students retained.

It is an instantly downloadable, printable book designed for students to write directly onto the interactive pages. They can also take the book home upon completion to share with their family members!

Click on the image above to be taken to the product page on my Teachers Pay Teachers store for more images and example pages. Be sure to click on the 'Preview' button for a detailed description of what's inside.

Below you will find links to a few YouTube videos that compliment my Cinco de Mayo mini-book!

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