Read on to learn about a great resource for studying the country of Mexico!
My kids and I just finished studying Mexico’s fight for independence, which created the perfect opportunity to learn more about the country just “south of the border.”
To be honest, I never knew much about Mexico, and I have never been there so when I had the opportunity to check out Paradise Praises’ Mexico Coloring Book and Geography Study, I was thrilled. I really didn’t expect it to fit so perfectly with our history studies and was so nicely surprised!
After reading about the leaders of the country’s revolution, my kids were quick to notice that many of Mexico’s states were named after those people. They were also really quick to notice the fact that Mexico has states in the first place.
“They have states like us!” one of my kids pointed out.
Interesting Facts About Mexico
We learned interesting facts like cocoa was once used for money. I’d always known chocolate was valuable, but I had no idea how much!
The book features maps and facts about each of Mexico’s states and has worksheets biographies and state history, among other things. It’s also a bilingual book. The first section is written in English; the second in Spanish, making it a great resource for studying Spanish as well as geography.
I would definitely consider using this with older kids who are learning to read and speak Spanish. This book will provide practice both reading and writing while teaching about Mexican facts and history.
Another great use for this resource is preparation for travel. If you and your family or even a group at your church are planning to travel to Mexico, check out the Coloring Book and Geography Study to help you learn about your destination and the culture there. It’s written by Tap and Katie Horner, who actually live as missionaries in Mexico, where Katie homeschools their five children.
If you’re looking to further your study and understanding of one of our nearest neighbors, this is a great resource to add to your homeschool curriculum!
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book and was compensated for this post. These opinions, however, are my own, and I was in no way pressured or expected to write a positive review.
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