Mexico Projects

6th class have spent the month of January learning all about Mexico!

Throughout the month, we were given the task of completing a project on Mexico. Ms Cavanagh gave us criteria for our project and some of the topics we had to research. We all learned loads about the culture, food, history and its flag! We were all then given time to present our projects to the class. There were lots of different forms of presentation with Lili presenting her project in a very unique fashion! She presented her work as a tourist who had spent time travelling around Mexico. We all very much enjoyed listening and learning from her presentation.

Some people even went to the trouble of bringing in traditonal Mexican foods. We all got  turn to taste some traditional delicacies. Georgia made Watermelon Fresco, Rebecca brought in spicy Mexican sweets, Rachel made a sweet cake and Mexican brownies and Ian brought in traditional corn snacks.

Along with individual projects, we made Mayan inspired tiles. We used the Mayan writing scheme to carve our initials into the clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alongside all of this we learned all about the Aztecs and how they were conquered by Hernan Cortes.

Here are some fun facts on Mexico for you!

  • The official name of for Mexico is the United Mexican States.

  • Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world with around 117 million people (as of July 2012).

  • Mexico is the 14th largest country by land area.

  • There are 31 states in Mexico as well as the capital city (Mexico City).

  • Mexico is home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a popular tourist destination.

  • Stone tools have been found in Mexico that suggest the existence of humans there around 23000 years ago.

  • The highest mountain in Mexico is Pico de Orizaba, a dormant volcano that reaches 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level.

  • The national symbol of Mexico is the golden eagle which features prominently on the coat of arms.

  • The main language spoken in Mexico is Spanish.