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Around the World: Mexico
To see where all our “spine” learning comes from during this unit, be sure to check out our main resources for the Around the World Studies.
Look What Came from MexicoOff We Go to MexicoDiego Rivera (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)The Goat in the Chile Patch (BookFestival)Mexico ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Mexico (Country ABCs)P is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet (Discover the World)Too Many TamalesFrida Kahlo (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)The Legend of the PoinsettiaThe Little Red Ant and the Great Big CrumbThe Tortilla Factory
Learning the Language
Of course, we took some time to learn a little Spanish during our study. We have a fun English/Spanish matching game that Eli loved. He even took it upon himself to write some of the words for a little flashcard fun. We used a Spanish vocabulary book to help us fill out the dictionary from the Mexico Homeschool Share study.
We were blessed to visit the Living Arts and Science Center where they just happened to be teaching a lesson about Mexican artists. During the hands-on art class, Eli was taught how to create Papel Picado – which is a Mexican Folk Art.
Science and Craft Connections
In the Kitchen
Check out the entire Around the World series of posts!