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The history of Mexico
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Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, c2004.
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1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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In this video, viewers will learn that Mexico has overcome many obstacles throughout history of become an independent, self-governing nation. Beginning with the ancient civilizations of the Olmec, follow the Spanish conquest of the great Aztec, the impact of Catholic missionaries and the wars for independence fought with other countries, as well as within Mexico's own borders. Understand the contributions of great leaders such as Father Hidalgo and Benito Juarez, and see why freedom has been so important to this nation.


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See how Mexico has overcome obstacles to become an independent nation. Learn about the ancient civilizations, the Spanish conquest, the impact of Catholic missionaries, and the wars for independence.

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K-Gr 5-The country of Mexico is a kaleidoscope of people, places, and traditions which are captured through this series. It focuses on the cultural, historical, and geographical heritage of Mexico from the viewpoint of a Mexican-American girl, Laura, who is writing a report about Mexico. When her brother offers to help, they embark on a visual ride that encompasses information about Mexico from prehistory to the present day. Each production features colorful maps, computer animation, original artwork, and on location segments. Laura guides viewers in a quest to learn about famous Mexicans throughout history, festivals and traditions, geographic regions, and even trivia about Mexico. Information is presented at a fast and furious pace, but all new vocabulary words are clearly defined by the narrator and presented visually with an English counterpart if possible. The teachers guide for each program include a list of vocabulary words and definitions, pre-viewing discussion ideas, and suggested Internet and print resources. This interesting, comprehensive, and enjoyable glimpse into Mexico will be a good supplement for country units.-Mercedes Smith, Kernan Trail Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.