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Mexican Flag lesson plan (Mexican Flag Day is February 24th.): In this lesson, you'll walk students through a brief history and symbolism of the Mexican flag. Then, you'll have them make their own flags on the worksheet provided. Finally, the students will present their flags. (Students should have access to colored pencils or crayons.) TEKS are provided at the bottom. =)
This is easily for one 50 minute class—you could stretch this out to an 80 minute class; just spend more time on the presentations. Also, give them a few extra minutes to make their flags).
This lesson is designed for middle school students, but really you can do it with high-schoolers, or even college students. Your expectations for student work and critical thinking should be higher in secondary and post-secondary.
Also, you can do this with any level (of the language). Beginners can focus on the simple vocab, such as colors and animals; advanced learners can/should be able to do most of the lesson in Spanish.
TEKS Addressed: 114.22 Levels I and II-SE (2) Cultures. The overall topic is for students to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures. The student is expected to:
(A) Demonstrate an understanding of the practices (what people do) and how they are related to the perspective (how people perceive things) of the cultures studied; and
(B) Demonstrate an understanding of the products (what people create) and how they are related to the perspectives (how people perceive things) of cultures studied.