Cinco de Mayo History Reading and Worksheet
Many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's independence day. This fantastic Common Core-aligned reading is perfect for a quick lesson on the real history of Cinco de Mayo!
Included in the download is a one page article on the history of Cinco de Mayo, from Mexico's victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, through to how and where the holiday is celebrated today.
Following the reading is a set of analysis questions to gauge student understanding and allow them to share an opinion on why the holiday has become so popular in the United States. An answer key for this is included for your convenience.
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