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A reading lesson on Mexican life.
 

MEXICO:
LIFE AND CULTURE

 

A reading comprehension lesson on life in Mexico. Students will gain an understanding of daily life in Mexico, and compare and contrast life there to life in the United States. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

2nd Grade - 3rd Grade - 4th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.  Discuss the answers to the questions with the students.

 

 

Excerpt from passage

Mexico is the country just south of the United States. It is part of Latin America. The people in Mexico speak Spanish. Many Mexican people have Indian ancestors. The Indians who lived in Mexico were called Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans. Spanish settlers came to Mexico more than 400 years ago. Most of the people in Mexico today are called Mestizos. That means they have both Indian and white (Spanish) ancestors.

Mexico has three large cities -- Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Almost one third of the people who live in Mexico live in one of these cities. Many other Mexicans live on farms or in small villages. The people in villages are often very poor. They do not always get a good education.

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LESSON PRINTABLES

Mexico - Life and Culture

Print this worksheet for this reading lesson.

 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

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