CRRL Kids: Cinco de Mayo
Annotation:Includes twenty-four Mexican folktales dealing with ancient wisdom, everyday life, magic, and the legendary character Tepozton.
Annotation:Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's military victory over the French in 1862. This video investigates the holiday's history, and observes preparations being made to make the occasion festive, highlighted by the sounds of a Mexican mariachi band.
Annotation:A young Mexican American from California learns about her heritage and celebrates the holiday with her friends, family, and community.
Annotation:Describes the commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, a victory which signaled the end of foreign invasions of North America. Also available in Spanish.
Annotation:Celebrate the Hispanic way all year long! The Latino Holiday Book has a lot of history to offer as well as suggestions for celebrations. Includes some traditional recipes.
Annotation:Introduces Mexican culture using crafts, recipes, games, and folktales.
Annotation:Provides background on the people and events that are commemorated on two important Mexican holidays, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, and describes how these holidays are celebrated.
Annotation:A biography of the Zapotec Indian who grew up to become the President of Mexico and lead his country in a war for independence.
Annotation:Make Magnets de Mayo, Mock Silver Jewelry, Paper Bag Maracas, a Balloon Piñata, and paper flowers.