This PowerPoint is to be used in mid-September to discuss the Independence Days of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Chile. The main focus is on the history of the Spanish colonies and how Independence is celebrated present-day in Mexico. The other countries' independence days are mentioned as well, but not in detail. The mini-lesson is short and informative, and keeps the attention of students using links to celebration photos and a video of the Bicentennial Independence Celebration in Mexico.
*The Día de la Independencia Guided Notes Worksheet accompanies this activity and can be used for students to fill in notes as the mini-lesson is presented.