WebQuest

Let's Visit Mexico!

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You will be working with a partner.  Each of you will complete the steps below and then you will share and compare your information with your partner.  You will need to use all of this information to complete your brochure.

1. GEOGRAPHY

     You will begin your study of Mexico with geography.  Follow the link and use the map to learn about places to visit in Mexico. Read and answer the questions on your webquest guide.

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/goplaces/0,12405,176090,00.html

2.. FOOD

One of the best parts of any culture is the food.  Like all countries, Mexico has many interesting and different foods.  Use any of the following links to learn more about Mexican food.  Don't forget to read and answer the webquest guide questions.

http://www.semda.org/info/pyramid.asp?ID=27

http://www.nickjr.com/kids-games/doras-cooking-in-la-cocina.html

http://www.myhomecooking.net/mexican-food-recipes/mexican-food-recipes.html

http://www.mexgrocer.com/catagories-mexican-candy.html

3.  CLIMATE 

Now that you have "sampled" some of the foods of Mexico you will need to explore Mexico's climate (types of weather)

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0930069.html   

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Mapprintout.shtml

4.   Flag

Do you know what each color on the Mexican flag represents?  Use the links below to find out about the Mexican flag. Read and answer the questions on your webquest guide. 

http://beta.travels.com/17122-fun-mexico-kids.html

Scroll down in the following link to view information about the Mexican flag.

http://www.mpes.org/grade1/welchlabmexico.htm

http://www.inside-mexico.com/flag.htm

5.  CURRENCY

Your travel brochure will need to include some information about the Mexican currency (money).  Follow the first link to use the currency converter to answer the questions on your webquest guide.  Convert dollars into pesos. Use the second link to scroll down to see a picture of Mexican currency.

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/goplaces/0,12405,176090,00.html

Scroll down in the following link to view Mexican currency.

http://www.mpes.org/grade1/welchlabmexico.htm

6.  LANGUAGE

Knowing some important phrases in Spanish will be important for travelers.  Use the following links to learn a few key phrases.

http://www.pocanticohills.org/mexico/words.htm

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/hh/goplaces/article/0,28376,591919,00.html

http://dictionary.reference.com/translate/index.html

7More Discoveries: Use the links below to learn more about Mexico.  Write three new things you learned.  For example, you might learn about Mexico's natural resources or how many states it has.  You may learn about the history of Mexico or animals in Mexico.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/elibrary/mexico-the-country.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/mexico/

http://www.pocanticohills.org/mexico/mexico.htm

http://www.listofcountriesoftheworld.com/mx-animals.html





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