Wanderlust Wednesday - Mexico
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Visit the Sights
Mexico has a long history:
- Explore the ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen-Itza (or read more on this amazing city)
- Take a drone tour of the Mayan ruins at Tulum
- Visit the Aztec ruins at the City of Teotihuacan
Mexico City is the capital of the country.
- Take a quick drive through the city.
- Experience the heart of Mexico City - the Zócalo, Mexico City's main plaza.
- Visit the Palace of Fine Arts and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Do you know where Cinco de Mayo celebrations begun? On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Pueblo. Head out on a city tour of Puebla.
San Miguel de Allende has been called most beautiful city in Mexico -- check out 8 things to do while visiting!
MakerSpace & STEM Activities
Universum (the Science Museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico) has lots of great distance learning activities. If you don't speak Spanish, access the site in Google Chrome and it will auto-translate.
Oaxaca, Mexico is known as the food capital of the country. Try cooking up an authentic Oaxacan dish.
Learn about famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Look at her piece titled "Self Portrait the frame." Create your own self-portrait with an elaborate, colorful frame.
Celebrate Mexican mariachi music! Turn on some Mariachi music and dance!
Travel with a Book
For Middle Grades & Young Adult Readers
Read a book written by a Mexican-American author. Click the images for a link to Sora!
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring