**This activity is included as part of my Cinco de Mayo activity packet! If you like this activity, consider purchasing the entire activity packet in my store! It includes this passage as well as vocabulary matching cards, a graphing activity, a writing activity, Spanish word hand outs and more!
Cinco de Mayo is a great holiday to teach about because of the common misconception that it is celebrating Mexico's Independence Day! This article is written to be easily understood and explains the real reason we celebrate Cinco de Mayo as well as ways that we celebrate. The article includes vocabulary words, comprehension questions and a vocabulary challenge that the students can complete. Answer keys for the comprehension questions and vocabulary challenge are included. Enjoy!