Looking for authentic resources to teach the real story behind Cinco de Mayo? Use this workbook which includes a culture lesson reading, coloring page, word search, crossword puzzle and cloze activity. Answers are included in this 9 page Cinco de Mayo workbook making it useful for distance learning/ remote teaching.
The culture lesson reading is ideal for older students to read on their own; or for the teacher to get a crash course on the festival then share with younger students. There is a focus on 15 (Cinco de Mayo) thematic Spanish vocabulary words (e.g. batalla, orgullo, bandera, historia, victoria, libertad).
These words are used again in the word search, crossword puzzle and cloze activity for reenforcement.
The crossword puzzle tests vocabulary and facts learned from the culture reading.
The cloze activity requires students to listen to the song ¡Viva México! by Pedro Vargas and fill in the blanks. There is also a cultural snippet on Mexican Ranchera Music. The song is moderately paced, the lyrics are clean and very clear.
Answers to the crossword and cloze activity are included on the last page.
You and your students will enjoy using this colorful, integrated lesson on Cinco de Mayo. The workbook prints clean and clear in black and white as well.