For the last several weeks we have been learning about Mexico. Our starting off point is always with the delivery of the envelope from Little Passports. From there I expand our study by checking out books from the library. I really like the "Guide to....series" from highlights as well as the "A family in...."series. We are lucky to be able to find both at our library. We enjoy watching the Atlas DVD series on specific countries as it gives us a nice idea about the different areas of each country. Other resources we used is the Download and Go unit studies from Amanda Bennett and note booking pages from Homeschool Creations.
Since we have already made a pinata at another time for our Mexican craft activity we chose to do the Ojo De Dios otherwise known as God's eye.
Instead of Popsicle sticks we used tree branches so we could make larger ones to hang up.
Please ignore the messy room in the back ground
Instead of doing a complete Mexican dinner we had two separate meals
Tortilla soup the recipe we used can be found here
My children's favorite...enchiladas
While we did concentrate more on modern day Mexico, we also learn a few interesting facts about Mexico's Mayan and Aztec cultures. We will be exploring Mexico's vibrant history at later date. This was just a warm up.