Enrich your student's understanding of the history of Cinco de Mayo with this Reader's Theater Script followed up with the activity and quiz provided.
Cinco de Mayo is an iconic Mexican holiday that Americans have adopted by their love of Mexican food and culture. Most people don't know the fascinating history of The Battle of La Puebla, and the impact this situation had in North America.
Mexico owed debts to several European countries, and could not repay them. This angered Napoleon and sparked an interest in Mexico. Meanwhile, the United States was in the middle of The Civil War. All of this seemed to be the perfect storm for a power-hungry emperor to assert control.
Want to know more?! Have your students read the script!