MEXICO

KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY –
KNOW YOUR WORLD
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE
• Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena
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Topics:
Moved to Akron for a Master’s in Commu...
MEXICO
MEXICO QUICK FACTS
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Full name: Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
Population: 115 million.
Capital: Mexico City...
LANDFORMS
EL

POPOCATEPETL
EL IZTLAZIHUATL
DISTRIBUTION OF MAJOR PRE-HISPANIC
CULTURES
DISTRIBUTION OF MAJOR PRE-HISPANIC
CULTURES
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: SPANISH
OVER 60 NATIVE LANGUAGES SPOKEN

• HOLA

ADIOS

SI

NO

• GRACIAS

DE NADA

• PORFAVOR

TE AMO ...
MEXICO
•LEADER: Felipe Calderon Hinojosa
•GOVERNMENT: Federal Republic
•VOTING AGE: 18 years old
CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES
ECONOMICS
 Known for: Oil, agriculture, and mined metals
(mainly silver), manufacturing.
 Imports: Machinery products fo...
EVERYDAY-ECONOMICS
• Currency: Mexican Pesos ($1 USD = $12 Pesos)
• Public and private banks. Credits and loans are
availa...
EVERYDAY-ECONOMICS: THE
PESO
RELIGION(S)
• 88% of the population is Roman Catholic.
• Different Christian denominations are also present.
• There are f...
RELIGION(S)
GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS –
MEN/WOMEN
• Growing up: Emphasis is given to school and
family life. Recreation activities ...
GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS –
MEN/WOMEN
GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS –
MEN/WOMEN
GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS –
MEN/WOMEN
• Education: equal among both genders. For higher
education, more men go to colle...
NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS
EVENTS
Independence Day: September 16
Mexican Revolution: November 20
Battle of Puebla: Ma...
NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS
POSADAS
NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
FOOD
FOOD – NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
CANDY?
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
LUCHA LIBRE
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC &
MARIACHIS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC &
MARIACHIS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE –
SPORTS & TRADITIONS

• American pop culture is closely followed in terms
of music, m...
EVERYDAY LIVING
• Typical day schedule:
– Meal times are different: Largest meal is at 2-3pm, small
dinners at 8-9pm.
– In...
EVERYDAY LIVING
• English as a second language is commonly taught
in urban schools from an early age. Most private
schools...
EVERYDAY LIVING
• Family Life: Families are extremely important.
Many times, children are somewhat involved in
household c...
EVERYDAY LIVING
• Acquisition of pets is common, with people mostly
choosing dogs and cats.
• Mexico is known for creating...
MEXICO CITY ZOO
JAGUAR
JAGUAR
JAGUAR
PUMA
PUMA
EAGLE
CHIHUAHUA
XOLOITZCUINTLE
XOLOITZCUINTLE
XOLOITZCUINTLE
SIMILARITIES-DIFFERENCES
• Can you notice similarities between Mexico and
the U.S.?
• What do you find most surprising? Wh...
LINKS

• Tourism: www.visitmexico.com
• History & Anthropology:
www.mna.inah.gob.mx/
inah.gob.mx/
• News Media:
www.excels...
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  • On this slide include Country Name, Flag, country emblem/ seal/ coats of arms
    Resources: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
    http://www.national-anthems.net/ ( can also upload MP3 version of your countries national anthem from this site)
    http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
  • Personalized for each speaker from country.
  • Select your country’s map from:
    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/teaching-resources/?ar_a=1
    On this slide- country map- Note for teacher & Presenters- Possible Map Skills Opportunity- Where country is in relation to Akron, Ohio – Use google earth free upload.
  • Statistics
    ¨ BBC News Country Profile at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm (best for gathering statistics for presenters)
    Area
    Capitol
    Population
    Major Religions
    Major Languages- Sample of language in native script- Country name -
  • History or Geography- Highlights of important historical events for country-regions / Early Civilizations and/ or defining historical events that created country and culture social structures
    Or Landforms and Geography
  • History or Geography- Highlights of important historical events for country-regions / Early Civilizations and/ or defining historical events that created country and culture social structures
    Or Landforms and Geography
  • History or Geography- Highlights of important historical events for country-regions / Early Civilizations and/ or defining historical events that created country and culture social structures
    Or Landforms and Geography
  • Language(s) Spoken- how to say basic conversational words- vocabulary list - in english- pronunciation – native language- sample of script in native language
  • Include on this slide any significant current events, upcoming elections, headline news…
  • http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
    Good website to find photos of currency
  • http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
    Good website to find photos of currency
  • Include significant National Festivals, events, heritage – historic customs and traditions that still exist
    Unusual Celebrations
  • Include significant National Festivals, events, heritage – historic customs and traditions that still exist
    Unusual Celebrations
  • Include significant National Festivals, events, heritage – historic customs and traditions that still exist
    Unusual Celebrations
  • Include significant National Festivals, events, heritage – historic customs and traditions that still exist
    Unusual Celebrations
  • Everyday food, Purchasing food- grocery store, outdoor market, grow their own, time allotted for eating- primary meal of the day- typical school lunch experience- do they cook-Treats- What is special to your country-culture- candy, fruits, meats,
  • Everyday food, Purchasing food- grocery store, outdoor market, grow their own, time allotted for eating- primary meal of the day- typical school lunch experience- do they cook-Treats- What is special to your country-culture- candy, fruits, meats,
  • Everyday food, Purchasing food- grocery store, outdoor market, grow their own, time allotted for eating- primary meal of the day- typical school lunch experience- do they cook-Treats- What is special to your country-culture- candy, fruits, meats,
  • Everyday food, Purchasing food- grocery store, outdoor market, grow their own, time allotted for eating- primary meal of the day- typical school lunch experience- do they cook-Treats- What is special to your country-culture- candy, fruits, meats,
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • A Day in the Life- Around the world http://www.timeforkids.com/
    Go to the Around the World section- select your country and select “ a day in the life”
  • A Day in the Life- Around the world http://www.timeforkids.com/
    Go to the Around the World section- select your country and select “ a day in the life”
  • A Day in the Life- Around the world http://www.timeforkids.com/
    Go to the Around the World section- select your country and select “ a day in the life”
  • A Day in the Life- Around the world http://www.timeforkids.com/
    Go to the Around the World section- select your country and select “ a day in the life”
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
    (Has media section listing news sources)
  • Know Your Community - Know Your World Mexico juan

    1. 1. MEXICO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY – KNOW YOUR WORLD
    2. 2. INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE • Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena – – – – – Topics: Moved to Akron for a Master’s in Communication. I work as an adjunct professor. I was born and raised in Mexico City. My future plans are to obtain a PhD and work as a tenured professor.
    3. 3. MEXICO
    4. 4. MEXICO QUICK FACTS • • • • • • • • • • Full name: Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Population: 115 million. Capital: Mexico City. Largest city: Mexico City. Area: 758,449 square miles. Major language: Spanish. Major religion: Christianity / Catholicism Life expectancy: 75 years (men); 80 years (women). Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos. Main exports: Oil, minerals, prime materials, food, livestock, machinery equipment. • GNI per capita: $8, 890 USD
    5. 5. LANDFORMS
    6. 6. EL POPOCATEPETL
    7. 7. EL IZTLAZIHUATL
    8. 8. DISTRIBUTION OF MAJOR PRE-HISPANIC CULTURES
    9. 9. DISTRIBUTION OF MAJOR PRE-HISPANIC CULTURES
    10. 10. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: SPANISH OVER 60 NATIVE LANGUAGES SPOKEN • HOLA ADIOS SI NO • GRACIAS DE NADA • PORFAVOR TE AMO / TE QUIERO • COMO ESTAS? • DISCULPE LO SIENTO • HABLA INGLES? • MI NOMBRE ES_______ • SOY ESTADOUNIDENSE / SOY MEXICANO
    11. 11. MEXICO •LEADER: Felipe Calderon Hinojosa •GOVERNMENT: Federal Republic •VOTING AGE: 18 years old
    12. 12. CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES
    13. 13. ECONOMICS  Known for: Oil, agriculture, and mined metals (mainly silver), manufacturing.  Imports: Machinery products for all industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and transportation. Bootlegged products.  Exports: Oil, manufactured goods, silver, fruits and vegetables, coffee, cotton. Bootlegged products.  State of the economy: Many industries are still in development. There is substantial debt, and a high percentage of underground economy (non-tax payers).
    14. 14. EVERYDAY-ECONOMICS • Currency: Mexican Pesos ($1 USD = $12 Pesos) • Public and private banks. Credits and loans are available. • Jobs: People start working depending on their economic bracket. The extremely poor start as children, the poor start as pre-teens, the middle class as teenagers, and the rich start in college years. • Students and money: middle and high class kids get an allowance; it varies for the poor because their work earnings are all meant to help the household.
    15. 15. EVERYDAY-ECONOMICS: THE PESO
    16. 16. RELIGION(S) • 88% of the population is Roman Catholic. • Different Christian denominations are also present. • There are followers of other major religions such as Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam.
    17. 17. RELIGION(S)
    18. 18. GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN • Growing up: Emphasis is given to school and family life. Recreation activities vary between cities and small towns. After school programs are rare. • Dress: Typical dress varies from region to region. In urban areas, typical dress is saved for Mexican holidays. • Gender rites: Quinceañera.
    19. 19. GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN
    20. 20. GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN
    21. 21. GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN • Education: equal among both genders. For higher education, more men go to college and finish their degrees, but there is an increasing number of women attending and graduating. • At Work: There are still some male dominated professions, but women’s rights are being introduced. • At Home: Mostly traditional gender roles, even among highly educated couples. • Roles in Society: Leans towards traditional roles, but new trends are appearing as a result of the women’s rights movement.
    22. 22. NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS EVENTS Independence Day: September 16 Mexican Revolution: November 20 Battle of Puebla: May 5 Flag Day: February 24 Birth of Benito Juarez: March 21 Dia de los Muertos: November 2 Christmas / Posadas New Years Day Wise men day: January 6 Candlemas day: February 2 Easter
    23. 23. NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS POSADAS
    24. 24. NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
    25. 25. NATIONAL FESTIVALS -HOLIDAYS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
    26. 26. FOOD
    27. 27. FOOD – NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
    28. 28. CANDY?
    29. 29. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    30. 30. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    31. 31. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    32. 32. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    33. 33. LUCHA LIBRE
    34. 34. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC & MARIACHIS
    35. 35. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC & MARIACHIS
    36. 36. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    37. 37. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    38. 38. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    39. 39. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    40. 40. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    41. 41. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    42. 42. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    43. 43. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    44. 44. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    45. 45. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    46. 46. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    47. 47. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    48. 48. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    49. 49. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    50. 50. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    51. 51. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
    52. 52. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS • American pop culture is closely followed in terms of music, movies, television shows, and video games. • Cell phones and social media (facebook and twitter in particular) are extremely popular.
    53. 53. EVERYDAY LIVING • Typical day schedule: – Meal times are different: Largest meal is at 2-3pm, small dinners at 8-9pm. – In small towns, businesses will close from 2-4pm for ‘lunch’ and a short nap known as siesta, then people return to work until around 8pm. • A School Day/Week: The school experience for an 11-12 year old in Mexico is similar to the U.S.; however, there are hardly any extracurricular activities throughout the school year. – Uniforms are widely used in many schools.
    54. 54. EVERYDAY LIVING • English as a second language is commonly taught in urban schools from an early age. Most private schools are now bi-lingual (most English, some French). • Extracurricular Activities: Some sports have afterschool sports programs, but competitions and tournaments between schools are sporadic. Cheerleading programs are almost non-existant.
    55. 55. EVERYDAY LIVING • Family Life: Families are extremely important. Many times, children are somewhat involved in household chores, but not as much as in the U.S. • Extended family is considered extremely important. Mexicans will go out of their way to assist extensive family. • Grandparents move in with their children when they cannot take care of themselves. Retirement homes and communities are rare and are destined to those who have no family left.
    56. 56. EVERYDAY LIVING • Acquisition of pets is common, with people mostly choosing dogs and cats. • Mexico is known for creating fairs in the center of small towns. In urban areas, each municipality within a city creates several fairs per year. Fairs are family oriented events. • Parks are common in large cities, though they can be dangerous. • In smaller cities and towns, parks are rare. People use the main plaza at the center of each town as a place for gathering.
    57. 57. MEXICO CITY ZOO
    58. 58. JAGUAR
    59. 59. JAGUAR
    60. 60. JAGUAR
    61. 61. PUMA
    62. 62. PUMA
    63. 63. EAGLE
    64. 64. CHIHUAHUA
    65. 65. XOLOITZCUINTLE
    66. 66. XOLOITZCUINTLE
    67. 67. XOLOITZCUINTLE
    68. 68. SIMILARITIES-DIFFERENCES • Can you notice similarities between Mexico and the U.S.? • What do you find most surprising? What do you find interesting? • The importance of appreciating cultural diversity in the U.S.
    69. 69. LINKS • Tourism: www.visitmexico.com • History & Anthropology: www.mna.inah.gob.mx/ inah.gob.mx/ • News Media: www.excelsior.com.mx www.eluniversal.com.mx www2.esmas.com/usa/ • Art: www.arte-mexico.com/

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