Welcome to Mexico ...bienvenido a Mexico
Location & Geography LOCATION : <ul><li>Middle America </li></ul><ul><li>Borders : Caribbean Sea, Gulf Of Mexico, North Pa...
climate <ul><li>The Tropic of Cancer effectively divides the country into temperate and tropical zones  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Mexican independence <ul><li>Who was the war between :   Mexico & Spain </li></ul><ul><li>What were the causes of the war ...
Government Federal Republic Executive Branch Legislative Branch Judicial Branch <ul><li>Chief of State & Head of Governmen...
economy CURRENCY: PESO (MXN) 12.36 pesos = 1 U.S. dollar Revenue: 208.6 billion  Debt: 177 billion Major Imports: United S...
NAtural resources <ul><li>Petroleum  </li></ul><ul><li>Silver </li></ul><ul><li>Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul><u...
education  <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Three Levels : basic education (grades 1–9), upper secondary  education (gr...
la familia <ul><li>The family is the center of the social structure;  extended  family is just as important </li></ul><ul>...
attractions cancun <ul><li>Beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Mayan Ruins </li></ul><ul><li>Horseback rides </li></ul><ul><li>Scuba...
la comida taco tortilla chips guacamole dip flan quesadilla fajitas enchiladas empanadas jalapenos
transportation <ul><li>Driving can be chaotic and somewhat aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Overload of traffic, especially in...
traditions bullfight <ul><li>An activity inherited by Mexico from Spain  </li></ul><ul><li>Large crowds in arenas </li></u...
glogster Glogster  here
Works Cited <ul><li>Kirkwood, Burton.  The History of Mexico . Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000. Print.  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>http://www.alcione.org/mexico9b.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/170/climate/North-Am...
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  1. 1. Welcome to Mexico ...bienvenido a Mexico
  2. 2. Location & Geography LOCATION : <ul><li>Middle America </li></ul><ul><li>Borders : Caribbean Sea, Gulf Of Mexico, North Pacific Ocean, and the United States </li></ul>GEOGRAPHY : <ul><li>Size : 1/5 of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Terrain : Low Coastal Plains, Desert, rugged mountains, rain forests, and beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Pico de Orizaba: the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America </li></ul>NATURAL HAZARDS : <ul><li>Tsunamis, Volcano Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Hurricanes </li></ul>
  3. 3. climate <ul><li>The Tropic of Cancer effectively divides the country into temperate and tropical zones </li></ul><ul><li>Temperatures are fairly constant year round </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico has wet and dry seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy season from June to mid-October (significantly less later) </li></ul><ul><li>February and July generally are the driest and wettest months </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Mexico is mostly desert (hot in the day and cold in the night) </li></ul><ul><li>Because of mountain ranges in southern Mexico, the regions blow hot and cold creating pleasant climates </li></ul><ul><li>Winters are comfortable and summers are very hot </li></ul>hurricanes <ul><li>Mexico lies within a hurricane belt </li></ul><ul><li>Both coasts of Mexico are capable of being hit with storms (eastern coast more frequent and violent) </li></ul>recommended travel clothing <ul><li>Light clothing for daytime activities </li></ul><ul><li>Sweater or sweats for the cool nights </li></ul><ul><li>Hat or Sun visor </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable shoes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mexican independence <ul><li>Who was the war between : Mexico & Spain </li></ul><ul><li>What were the causes of the war : </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico wanted: </li></ul><ul><li>-representative government </li></ul><ul><li>-restrictions on the power of the Catholic Church </li></ul><ul><li>-freedom of speech & to make their own choices </li></ul><ul><li>When did the war begin : 19 th Century: May 5th </li></ul><ul><li>Where was the war fought : Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>Why : Mexicans wanted their independence from Spain </li></ul><ul><li>What were the consequences of the war : </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico gained their Independence (11 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Spain lost Mexico as a colony </li></ul>
  5. 5. Government Federal Republic Executive Branch Legislative Branch Judicial Branch <ul><li>Chief of State & Head of Government (president’s titles) </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet: appointed by President (required approval by the senate) </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Elections: </li></ul><ul><li>-Elected by popular vote </li></ul><ul><li>-Six year term </li></ul><ul><li>Current President: Felipe de Jesus CALDERON Hinojosa   </li></ul><ul><li>Bicameral Legislature </li></ul><ul><li>-National Congress </li></ul><ul><li>-Chamber of Deputies </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Court of Justice </li></ul>
  6. 6. economy CURRENCY: PESO (MXN) 12.36 pesos = 1 U.S. dollar Revenue: 208.6 billion Debt: 177 billion Major Imports: United States and Japan Major Exports: United States and Canada Poverty: 18% of the country is food-based poverty 47% of the country is asset-based poverty
  7. 7. NAtural resources <ul><li>Petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>Silver </li></ul><ul><li>Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Timber </li></ul>
  8. 8. education <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Three Levels : basic education (grades 1–9), upper secondary education (grades 10–12), and higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Required school age: 6-14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient amount of enrollment & high dropout rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low student academic achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 % of the population 18 and older have bachelor degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*At 15 years old, teenagers can choose to attend preparatory school for three years and then go to a University or Technological college </li></ul>...la escuela
  9. 9. la familia <ul><li>The family is the center of the social structure; extended family is just as important </li></ul><ul><li>Generally large </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely traditional </li></ul><ul><li>The father is the head of the household </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly Catholic </li></ul>la casa <ul><li>Typical Mexican houses consist of: </li></ul><ul><li>Entry doors accented by columns </li></ul><ul><li>Carved stone work </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth curved archways </li></ul><ul><li>Stain-glass windows </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful tile </li></ul><ul><li>Low pitched tile roofs </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly one or two stories </li></ul><ul><li>Ornate outdoor spaces </li></ul>
  10. 10. attractions cancun <ul><li>Beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Mayan Ruins </li></ul><ul><li>Horseback rides </li></ul><ul><li>Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Swimming with Dolphins </li></ul>Mexico city <ul><li>Plaza de la Constitucion </li></ul><ul><li>Catedral Metropolitana </li></ul><ul><li>Palacio de Bellas Artes </li></ul><ul><li>Xochimilco </li></ul><ul><li>Palacio Nacional </li></ul>Palacio Nacional acapulco <ul><li>Water Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Golf & Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>More reasonable ($) than Cancun </li></ul><ul><li>Taxco de Alarcón </li></ul><ul><li>Romantic Resorts </li></ul>
  11. 11. la comida taco tortilla chips guacamole dip flan quesadilla fajitas enchiladas empanadas jalapenos
  12. 12. transportation <ul><li>Driving can be chaotic and somewhat aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Overload of traffic, especially in Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers frequently disregard driving rules </li></ul><ul><li>No rules for pedestrians (very important) </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi cars (mostly green and white or yellow and white) are also available </li></ul><ul><li>Rental cars are rarely needed </li></ul>car … Mexico has a widespread public transportation system subway <ul><li>Save & cheap option of transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and very widespread; almost covering the entire city </li></ul><ul><li>Pick-pockets are common </li></ul><ul><li>Not recommended at night (not the best area) </li></ul>buses <ul><li>Buses are divided by class: deluxe, first and second </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive depending on class </li></ul>airplanes <ul><li>Conveniently located airports all around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico has developed two level highways </li></ul>
  13. 13. traditions bullfight <ul><li>An activity inherited by Mexico from Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Large crowds in arenas </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal </li></ul>cinco de mayo <ul><li>Victory of Mexico over France </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate victory with arts & crafts, and educating children about its significance </li></ul>Las posadas <ul><li>Nine days before Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter in Bethlehem </li></ul><ul><li>Travel to a new house every night for the rest of the posada </li></ul>ano nuevo <ul><li>New Years </li></ul><ul><li>Eat twelve grapes on the stroke of midnight </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate with fireworks and sparklers </li></ul><ul><li>Huge festivities in Mexico City </li></ul>dia de reyes <ul><li>January 6 th (The Epiphany) </li></ul><ul><li>Three Kings Day </li></ul><ul><li>Children receive gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Meal: bread in the shape of a wreath with a miniature baby Jesus figure inside (brings luck) </li></ul>pinata
  14. 14. glogster Glogster here
  15. 15. Works Cited <ul><li>Kirkwood, Burton.  The History of Mexico . Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>PlanetWare Travel Guide - Hotels, Attractions, Pictures, Maps & More . Web. 1 Apr. 2010. <http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions/mexico-mex.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot;Mexico.&quot;  Travel Information and Popular Attractions: TravelName.com . Web. 1 Apr. 2010. <http://www.travelname.com/Mexico>. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mrfs.net/trips/2008/Southern_Arizona/Cochise_County/mexican_border.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://susispice.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mexico1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://countrystudies.us/mexico/geography.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nevadaobserver.com/Archive/040501/Images/07.%20Puebla1862.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/faculty/hodgson/Courses/so191/Projects2007/Borello/October16/Mexican_Flag.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.akumal-villas.com/styles/akumal-villas/deimages/services/pesos2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/CHILE%20100%20Pesos%202003%20Prova.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://beaut.ie/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gold-coins-images.jpeg </li></ul><ul><li>http://cltad.arts.ac.uk/groups/camberwellmateriallibrary/wiki/f347a/images/5bd87.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://sherpatrips.com/images/Mexphotos/IMG_8140bg.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rand.org/pubs/documented_briefings/2005/RAND_DB480.sum.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://gallery.photo.net/photo/1908381-lg.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://gbgm-umc.org/NWO/00ja/youth3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mexicoallinclusivepackages.com/images/789_croy.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/4/4d/Taco.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2008/08/27/Cinco_Enchiladas_e_s4x3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5438703/2/istockphoto_5438703-tortilla-chips-and-mexican-salsa.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://img4.sunset.com/i/2009/05/mexican-quesadilla-l.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_347/123027362867RHe3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mccchurch.org/AM/Images//acapulco_princess.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2816536-Cathedral_Taxco-Taxco_de_Alarcon.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hotelcabo.com/Images/snorkel.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.treehugger.com/metrobus-mexico.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogcdn.com/green.autoblog.com/media/2008/09/beetle-taxi.jpg </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>http://www.alcione.org/mexico9b.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/170/climate/North-America/Mexico.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.courant.com/eric_danton_sound_check/burro_donkey_pinata.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nafta-mexico.org/sphp_pages/canada/exporta/txt/basic_facts_about_mexico.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learner.org/jnorth/images/graphics/mexico/Angangueo017.jpg </li></ul>continued...
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