1. First, you must create your vacation journal.
2. As you follow the travel itinerary below, you will gather information and record it in your vacation journal.
Today, you arrive in the beautiful country of Mexico. Look around and tell us what you see. Use the following map to tell about your location.
Today was an exciting day! As you were visiting Mexico City, the president, Vicente Fox, came out of the National Palace to greet visitors! You got to shake his hand and talk to him. Write what you learned about the president of Mexico in your journal.
Today was also very exciting! You went to the town of Lienzo to see a charreria, a Mexican rodeo. You met some very interesting charras and charros, cowgirls and cowboys. Write about someone you met in your journal.
You had a translator with you that helped you understand Spanish. You even got to practice some simple Spanish words. Write some Spanish words and their English meanings.
Today you had some excellent Mexican food at a local taco stand! Write about your favorite Mexican dish, how it is prepared and how what you like about it.
As you were walking down the street, you heard exciting music that made your heart pound. You followed the music into a local restaurant. There you heard a mariachi band playing traditional Mexican music. Wite about the music you heard.
Today your family lets you choose where you want to go and what you want to do. Explore Mexico and write about something interesting you learn on your own.
You're back home! As you prepare for your class presentation, you have time to reflect on what you've learned. Write about the similarities and differences between life in Mexico and your life.
Now that your vacation journal is complete, you will use the information gathered to create your own class presentation of Mexico. Your presentation must include information about the location and demongraphics of Mexico, government, people, language, food, and music as well as similarities and diferences of life in Mexico to your life.
Go to Evaluation to see the requirements for your presentation.