This file contains plans for a three-day study and celebration of Mexican Independence Day (it could be less if you do not do all of the activities).
It features a Spanish language reading about the history and modern-day celebration of El Grito de Dolores that is comprehensible for some first year Spanish students (depending on when your school year starts), but definitely for students at the beginning of their second year of language study.
It also contains an intro to a video clip of the bicentennial celebration in 2010 and a question for students to answer while watching, and an activity in which they write their own "Grito" for a group to which they belong (country, family, town, school, club/organization, etc.).
There is a song lyrics activity and reading for the song "México lindo y querido' as well.
Finally, it includes suggested lesson plans for using these resources.
Looking for more Mexican Independence Day plans? Consider expanding the lesson by teaching students about Hispanic Heritage Month and all of the other countries that celebrate their independence in the 30 day span from September 15 to October 15:
All Hispanic Heritage Month activities from The Comprehensible Classroom: