Children’s Books About Mexican Culture - This list is a wonderful resource perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Hispanic Heritage month, Mexico unit study or if you're like me and raising global citizens! Plus a read aloud video to one of the books!
One of the beauties of being in the US is that it contains a variety of cultures. One way to teach our children respect and appreciation for these cultures is by learning from others' beliefs and traditions. In this activity, give your child some insight into another culture by helping create an ojo de Dios (eye of God), a representation of the yarn weaving done by the Huichol population of northwest Mexico
Frida Kahlo a Mexican Surrealist painter who has achieved international popularity. She typically painted self-portraits using vibrant colours in a style that was influenced by cultures of Mexico as well as influences from European Surrealism. Her self-portraits were often an expression of her life and her pain.
"There are no borders for culture. Art and culture are the most effective and fruitful dialogue where nations meet. Against walls, culture is a bridge of understanding; it is origin and identity, dialogue and freedom." - Minister of Culture of Mexico