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.
Interactive timelines, web hunts, and other resources to teach students about the cultures and contributions of Latinos in the U.S.
Festive math activities and ideas to help you celebrate this important day in Mexican history