In this Cinco de Mayo lesson, you can use the story of the Battle of Puebla. To teach children about the significance of Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), you can use the mini-book to help them understand about this holiday.
Although it is mostly focused on the Mexican people been liberated from French forces in the 19th century, you can also teach about liberty and freedom. Just like American forces are battling for our freedom, the Mexican people also did the same.
Whether it is a Cinco de Mayo lesson or an American History lesson, liberty is worth teaching. Many American-Mexican people celebrate this day with fun and commemoration.
People in the United States celebrate Cinco de Mayo with parades, great food, and music. With this Cinco de Mayo lesson, you teach children to appreciate other cultures, too.
The first part of the story focuses on the significance of Cinco de Mayo. Then, the story continues with the types of celebrations.
Cinco de Mayo Lesson Mini-Book
To use this Cinco de Mayo lesson, simply follow the instructions:
- Print out the free Cinco de Mayo worksheet
- Cut along the lines to make 8 pages
- Arrange them in sequential order
- Staple them together
This mini-book can be personalized by writing children’s name on the cover. You can also supplement this Cinco de Mayo lesson with books, crafts, and coloring.
If you want to be creative, you can make Paper Mache maracas or masks from balloons and construction paper. You can also make maracas from reusable Easter eggs or empty cans.
Because music is an important part of the Mexican culture, you can listen to a Mariachi band at your local Hispanic community. The celebration of Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to stop there.
You can also teach children about it by attending local events or going to your local library. Many museums or communities could also hold a special event for Cinco de Mayo.
This Cinco de Mayo lesson helps you to help children recognize the holiday is more than parades. It is an important part of history to celebrate freedom.