Mexican Independence Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

The Mexican War of Independence was an important time in history for all of Latin America. This lesson includes a timeline project, discussion questions, a quiz and a lesson extension to further enhance their understanding of Mexican Independence.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • identify important leaders during this era
  • analyze the cultural impact of the Mexican War of Independence
  • create a timeline of pre- and post-war events


  • 1.5 to 2 hours, including activity

Curriculum Standards


Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5

Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2.a

Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


  • 22 x 28 poster boards, one for each student (or a roll of butcher paper that can be cut to length)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Copies of the quiz, one for each student
  • Copies of the Latin American map

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