Cinco de Mayo
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This date symbolizes Mexican pride, unity, and patriotism. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate family, culture, and the experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry. Cinco de Mayo is often celebrated with parades, music, dancing, and other festive activities. These lesson plans, activities, and thematic units will introduce your class to this holiday and its meaning.
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