Cinco de Mayo- The Battle of Puebla for Spanish I

Isn’t it time that everyone learns about the real reason Cinco de Mayo is celebrated?  Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, the Sixteenth of September is.  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican forces over the French army at the Battle of Puebla.  It was a major turning point in the fight for Mexican independence that went on for five more years.

Here are the movers and shakers of 19th century Mexican history and Cinco de Mayo

  • Benito Juárez: The popular Mexican President of the Mexican Republic who inspired Mexican Independence from European domination.  Juárez was a Zapotec Indian.
  • Ignacio Zaragoza:  The Mexican general who won the Battle of Puebla.
  • Emperor Maximillian:  The puppet of the French government who was placed as the Mexican Emporer
  • Empress Carlota:  Maximilian’s wife

See Cinco de Mayo for Spanish I.

Spanish Thanksgiving Activities for all Ages

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Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities in Spanish? If you’re looking for a collection of Spanish Thanksgiving activities that you can pick and choose from, or a short unit, be sure to check out our Thanksgiving units and activity guides at Foreign Language House. We strive to provide creative, fun, & context-rich materials that are convenient, and affordable for all ages.

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If you’re a parent or an adult interested in introducing children to Spanish, there are also materials for you. This holiday we’ve provided units for every age and most Spanish language levels. See the list and selections below:


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