Invite your students in to Mexico's culture as you celebrate together its Independence from Spain, celebrated on September 16. Use a PPT to read briefly together about the history, connect to a current news source, and follow plans for a food preparation activity in honor of the colors of the flag. Included are two recipes that can be used to actually prepare food in class, or given as an assignment for students to prepare at home. Great opportunity to expand with food/cooking vocabulary and keep students engaged while enjoying an authentic and simple cultural treat. Viva Mexico!