3 DVDs About Life and Culture in Mexico
Introduce Your Students to the Land and People of Mexico on DVD
Join Lydia, a girl from Mexico, and Jason, a boy from Texas, as they travel around the country introducing your students to the land and people of Mexico. Peer into to the desert in Chihuahua, the seashore in Cancun, the mountains in Mexico City and the jungle in the Yucatan.. ©2010. 25 minutes. English with Spanish vocabulary and subtitles. Not rated. All levels.
Traditions and Customs of Mexico
Introduce your students to some of the traditions and customs of Mexico with help from Lydia, a girl from Mexico, as she shares basic information about a handful of holidays with their traditions and meanings to Jason, a boy from Texas. Learn how the people of Mexico express themselves, how they celebrate el Día de los Muertos, la quinceañera, Cinco de Mayo, el Día de la Independencia, Cumpleaños and Navidad. Hear from Lydia about some of the customs related to dating, marriage and personal space, while learning some of the nicknames given to one another and more. Filmed in Mexico. ©2010. 30 minutes. English with Spanish vocabulary subtitles. Not rated. All levels.
Introducing the History and Culture of Mexico DVD
Come along with Jason, a student from the U.S., and Lydia, a girl from Mexico City, as they journey through Mexico and explore its rich history and culture! Discover and hear about the ancient cultures of the Maya and Aztecs, the Mexican War of Independence, a few important Mexican historical figures and the government of Mexico. Learn about the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead” and some of the music heard around Mexico. Watch as Lydia takes Jason to Paracho to learn about Mexican arts and crafts, including the intricate work of guitar making! Filmed in documentary style, this is a great introduction to important parts of Mexican culture and history! ©2012. 30 minutes. English with some Spanish vocabulary. Not rated. All levels.