EL Civics for ESL Students

Cinco de Mayo Lesson, Page 2

by www.elcivics.com
Map of Mexico City

Mexico City, D.F.

  • The capital of Mexico is Mexico City.

  • About 9,000,000 (nine million) people live in the city.

  • Mexico City is an important financial, political, and cultural district.


Map Showing Puebla, Mexico


  • Cinco de Mayo celebrates the defeat of the French army by Mexican forces in the city of Puebla.

  • The battle took place on May 5, 1862.

  • The leader of the Mexican Army was General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin.


Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo Party

  • People celebrate Cinco de Mayo by having parties.

  • The parties include Mexican food, music, dancing, and games.

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