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Cinco de Mayo Facts: Lesson for Kids

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Cinco de Mayo is a famous Mexican holiday celebrated each year. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish. What do these words mean in English?

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1. What is another name for Cinco de Mayo?

2. Cinco de Mayo is a day of remembrance for an important battle in Mexico. In this battle, who was Mexico fighting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cinco de Mayo is an exciting holiday that is celebrated throughout Mexico. You will be quizzed on why Cinco de Mayo celebrations are part of the Mexican culture, the foods that people eat on Cinco de Mayo and details about an important Mexican battle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Tell what Cinco de Mayo means in English
  • Give another name for Cinco de Mayo
  • Name a dish served with a chocolate sauce that people enjoy on Cinco de Mayo

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you know about who Mexico was fighting during an important battle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify facts about Cinco de Mayo
  • Interpreting information - show that you can read information about the term Cinco de Mayo and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

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