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  • 1. Mexico
    Our Neighbor to the South
  • 2. Geography
    The country of Mexico is divided into 31 states.
  • 3. Geography
    Mexico is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is bordered by the United States to the north and Central America to the south.
  • 4. Geography
    Mexican states that border the United States:
    Baja California
    Sonora
    Chihuahua
    Coahuila
    Nuevo Leon
    Tamaulipas
    Can you locate these Mexican states on a map?
  • 5. Mexico
    Mexico is a country characterized by peninsulas, deserts, plateaus, and mountain ranges.
    Due to Mexico’s proximity to the equator, its climate is mostly hot.
    Look here for more information about Mexico’s beautiful landscape !
    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/mexico/
  • 6. Landforms of Mexico
    Can you locate these features on the map ?
    Mexican Plateau
    Sierra Madre Oriental
    Sierra Madre Occidental
    Baja California
    Yucatan Peninsula
  • 7. Water Features of Mexico
    Can you locate these water features on the map ?
    Gulf of Mexico
    Gulf of California
    Pacific Ocean
    Rio Grande
    Caribbean Sea
  • 8. Natural Resources in Mexico
    Scenic beaches !!!
    Cancun and Acapulco
    Also :
    Petroleum, oil
    Natural gas
    Minerals (silver, gold, copper, lead, zinc)
  • 9. Economic Activities
    Tourism
    Mining
    Farming
    Service industry
    Factories
    Trade
    Mexico is a member of NAFTA
    (North American Free Trade Agreement)
    – a trade alliance between
    the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • 10. Cultural Characteristics
    Mexico’s culture reflects its indigenous Indian civilizations, Spanish colonization, and struggle for independence.
    Many indigenous peoples were enslaved or killed during the Spanish conquest.
    Early Settlement by native peoples(Olmec, Maya, Aztec)
    Most people in Mexico speak Spanish
    Spanish invasion and colonization (1519- 1821)
    Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
    Early Aztec Sun Calendar
  • 11. History of Mexico
    Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, was built on an island in Lake Texcoco in 1325.
    Today this city is known as Mexico City .
  • 12. Chichen Itza
    These Mayan ruins, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, include incredible Mayan pyramids.
    History of Mexico
  • 13. Teotihuacan
    Teotihuacan is a large archaeological site located about 25 miles (40 km) north of Mexico City. It is famous for its large pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon, but the site also contains beautiful murals and
    carvings and several museums through which you can explore the city's fascinating history.
  • 14. Historic Timeline of Mexico
    Check out this historic timeline of Mexico !
    http://www.pbs.org/kpbs/theborder/history/interactive-timeline.html
  • 15. Let’s Review !
    Check out these activities to review what we have learned about Mexico !
    http://www.exploreandmore.org/world/default.htm
    Click on “Kids,” click on Mexico on the map, and enjoy !