Saturday, September 15, 2012

Día de la Independencia de México (Independence Day in Mexico)



Hello everyone! Claudia Sadowski here to share with you that every September, my students have the assignment to do a research and a presentation about anything related to Mexico’s Independence Day. Surprisingly enough and to my students’ dismay, they find out that September 16th is truly the “real” date Mexico celebrates their independence from Spain.  Mistakenly enough a large group of people assume that Mexico’s Independence Day in on May 5th, based on the well known and overly represented phrase: “Cinco de Mayo”.
In order to make better justice to the description of this day, please go to the following website that has concise information about the history of the Independence in Mexico:


Due to the fact that the dates are exactly the same or a few days before or after, I also assign my students to do a research about the independence of various countries in Central and South America. This activity helps us to become better acquainted with the vast history of other countries where the Spanish language is also spoken and they also have in common the independence from Spain.

Furthermore, my students usually present an informative power point that portrays basic facts about the country. For example, they share a picture of the flag of their assigned country, their national anthem, etc. They share pictures of the actual currency being used; they also share fun facts about the country, and tell us about famous people in the world from that specific country. Students then narrow their presentation to the celebration of Independence Day. After, students share pictures of specific items that have to do with the celebration.  For example, some countries have clothing items that they use to celebrate Independence Day. Some countries even have specific food that goes hand-in-hand with the celebration. Other important part of their presentation is the fact that students instruct their classmates on how to do some arts and crafts related to the topic. Lastly, what is a Hispanic celebration without at least one dance? For this part, students include videos in their presentations showing how people from those countries celebrate this holiday. Many videos include famous dances in addition to parades and fireworks.    

I leave you with a video of the famous “Grito de Dolores” that the President of Mexico proclaims every Independence Day from the Government Palace located in Mexico City. This “Grito” is a reenactment of what Father Miguel Hidalgo proclaimed the actual day of Independence. As always, please share how you celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day in your classrooms.  Take care and see you next time! 
¡VIVA MEXICO!


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