Students will write an ode to a special person, animal, or thing. Ode-  A kind of poem devoted to the praise of a person, animal, or thing Mexico Research Project

Use the internet, books and other resources to find the information in the packet and  complete the project. Once all research is done put the information on a poster and make it look awesome!

Remember to add pictures!

Due Dec. 15th


Geography Ch. 8 Mexico

Sec. 1 Río Bravo (Rio Grande) - a major river that forms part of the border between Mexico and the United States

peninsula- a piece of land surrounded on three sides of water

Baja California- a peninsula stretching from northern Mexico into the Pacific Ocean

Gulf of Mexico- a part of the Atlantic Ocean that borders eastern Mexico

Yucatán Peninsula- a peninsula in Mexico between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico

Sierra Madre- a mountain range known as the “mother range”

Sec.2 empire- a land with different territories and peoples under a single ruler

mestizos- people of mixed European and Indian ancestry

missions- church outposts

haciendas- huge expanses of farm or ranch land

Sec.3 inflation- a rise in prices that occurs when currency loses its buying power

slash-and-burn agriculture- the practice of burning forest in order to clear land for planting

cash crop- a crop that farmers grow mainly to sell for a profit

Mexico City- the capital and largest city of Mexico

smog- a mixture of smoke, chemicals, and fog

maquiladoras- U.S.- and foreign owned factories built along Mexico’s border with the United States