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Mexico

jefferson middle school ell class
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Wendy flores

on 22 March 2013

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E Music For thousands of years, Mexico's Indians (such as Aztecs and Mayan) were the only people who lived in Mexico. But in 1519, some people from Spain began to conquer and settle Mexico. Over the years the Spanish and Mexican cultures have blended together to form their own rich culture, which we call Mexican.Weaving and embroidery are among the traditional crafts of Mexico's native Indian people. Just like their ancestors, women bring brightly decorated clothes into the towns to sell in the markets. There are many outdoor markets in Mexico's cities and towns.Mexican music is oftenplayed with guitars. The mariachi are strolling bands usually made up of 2 violins, 2 trumpets, 2 five-string guitars, and a guittaron, which is a large bass guitar. Mexico, officially the United Mexican States,
is a federal constitutional republic in
North Americ Capital: Mexico City Currency: Mexican pesoThis courting Mexican dance became so popular that at one point it was declared "National Folk dance" of Mexico. This is due largely to Anna Pavlova, the great Russian Ballerina, who visited Mexico in 1919, fell in love with the culture and the spectacular costumes and decided to include the (heretofore) "Mexican Hat Dance" in her permanent repertoire. The ecstatic Mexican cultural authorities felt that such honor could only mean that the hat dance was indeed the most important dance in Mexico. So it was decreed that it had to be danced on pointe, and wearing the "China Poblana" Outfit. (See below) Music is a very important part of Mexican culture and is always part of a celebration, whether big or small. The music of Mexico sings of love, country, passion, history, legend and oppression, among other things. Here are three vibrant genres of traditional Mexican music explained.Mariachi music is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Mexican music. The term Mariachi is believed to be originated from the French term “mariage” which means marriage, as this music was often played at weddings. Mariachis also play at quinceañeras (girls’ 15th birthday parties), on Mother’s Day, and they are often used to serenade women on their birthday. The band usually consists of violins, trumpets, a classical guitar and a “vihuela” (a five string guitar). Musicians wear a traditional silver studded “Charro” suit, including a sombrero. Mariachi music is said to have originated in the state of Jalisco in the 19th century. History Population Geography Pictures flag Mexico has a total population of about
115,296,767 (2012 estimate), making it . People H he homes in Mexico vary by region. There are apartments, modern homes, and luxurious resorts in Mexico's tourist cities. Homes are more modest in villages and small towns. Many villages are built around a central market. Typical Mexican homes have a spanish style and may be decorated with hand painted tiles and bright colors. Mexico D It is usually hot and humid on Mexico's coasts. It is drier and cooler in the central region. The wet season occurs from May to October. Mexico's Cities and Landmarks Cancun is located in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is Mexico's most popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches, lively city, and history.Teotihuacán is Mexico's largest ancient city. Many tourists visit the temples and pyramids that were built long ago. Mexico's Holidays and Celebrations A fiesta is a festival that celebrates a holiday such as..... Mexico animals Rabbits, armadillos, and snakes are common. The forest areas are home to spider monkeys, ocelots, anteaters, parrots and toucans. These groups developed highly complex cultures prior to any European influence. From 1519-1521. Everybody probably knows that the most respected symbol among Mexican people is the Mexican flag. However, not many people know how symbolic the flag of Mexico really is; this small article will show you some of the most important points on the history of the Mexican flag. The Mexican flag colors are three: green, white and red.Green: represents hope for a better nation, where people join together to achieve and maintain peace between them.White: represents the purity of catholic faith. Red: the color of blood. With the inclusion of this color on their flag, Mexican people pay a tribute to those who died during the terrible war for independence. Of course, the flag of Mexico was not always as it is now. Through history, there have been many different Mexican flags.From the beginning of Mexican history, the people who lived on the central part of Mexico already used different emblems to represent themselves and their neighbors. When the Spaniards arrived to the Mexican territory, they introduced their own flags and symbols as well. Some central regions of Mexico also had distinctive flags, like the Aztec flag or the Tlaxcalteca flag. strategic location on southern border of US; corn (maize), one of the world's major grain crops, languages Spanish control of Mexico led to the dominance of Spanish, the official language. As many as 100 Native American languages are still spoken in Mexico, but no single alternative language prevails. Eighty percent of those Mexicans who speak an indigenous language also speak Spanish. The most important of the Native American languages is Nahuatl. It is the primary language of more than a million Mexicans and is spoken by nearly one-fourth of all Native Americans in the country. This is followed by Maya, used by 14 percent of Native Americans, and Mixteco and Zapoteco, each spoken by about seven percent of Native Americans. No other indigenous language is spoken by more than five percent of Mexico's Native Americans.
Why not learn some useful food ART The art of Mexico has a long and colorful history. After the Spanish conquest, the introduction of European methods and materials lent itself to indigenous artistic traditions. The merging of the different cultures created a style of art that was uniquely Mexican.Between the 17th and 19th centuries, painters created images of saints in oils on small pieces of metal or wood. Colonists used these paintings, called retablos, when asking for divine protection, according to the Mexican Retablos website. Pozole I learned this recipe from a friend from Mexico. because the tripe or pig's feet made me nauseous. Don't forget to garnish! I add lots of lemon juice to my bowl and a dash of salt. mole "This is a good version to make with ingredients you can keep on hand. Serve with a rotisserie chicken or your own cooked chicken to give it an entirely different flavor. Rice and/or tortillas plus salad greens, sliced avocado, and chopped tomatoes round out a simple but special meal. salsas Mexico City was more than just the skill with which my favorite vendors fried, grilled, or stewed. It was the thrill of the salsas served alongside the main event. The best carnitas cook was reliable not only for his tender pork, o m e -Cinco de Mayo
-the day of dead
-El Dia de los muertos. The map of Mexico The map of Mexico The map of Mexico The animal of Mexico LAN Mexico is a very diverse land. In Mexico there are beaches, mountains, deserts, volcanos, and forests. It is usually hot and humid on Mexico's coasts. It is drier and cooler in the central region. The wet season occurs from May to October.
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