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8th Period Social Studies

MEXICO WEBQUEST

Now that you have read the chapter and are familiar with Mexico, you will spend some time learning a little bit about the country. Use the links that are provided to answer the questions that go with each section.

 

Make sure that you have the "Webquest Form" ready to go.

 

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/destination/mexico/sightseeing

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.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.inside-mexico.com/flag.htm

5. CURRENCY
Follow the link to use the currency converter to answer the questions on your webquest guide. Convert dollars into pesos.

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

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

7. More 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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