Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16. Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared war late into the night of September 15, 1810. After ten years of civil war and the death of two rebel leaders, the Spanish government signed the Treaty of Cordoba and the Mexican Empire was formed.
Mexican Independence Day celebration begins at 11:00 pm on September 15th with the ringing of the bells in every city of Mexico. The celebration continues into the day of September 16.
Teach your students about Mexican Independence Day with these resources:
Information and Lesson Plans from National Endowment for the Humanities: this high-quality information will help you teach Mexican Independence Day at any grade level.
Online Comprehension passage and quiz: Project the passage onto the screen and read it as a class, then take the quiz together.
Second Grade Mexican Independence Day Unit from Denver Public Schools: This is a well-written unit with worksheets and activities appropriate for primary grades.
Mr. Donn’s Mexico collection: lots of PowerPoint presentations and lessons for you to use with your class.
Mexico Independence Day Coloring Pages: it’s not substantial or particularly educational, but this fluff can add a little fun to your lesson. It’s a good way to calm down the class at the end of the day after your fiesta.
About.com Mexican Independence Day: some basic information that will help you plan a lesson or party
Learn about the Grito de Dolores: Learn about Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s cry for independence.