Comparing People and Places

Block C - Mexico

Travel around the world in this exciting topic, as you compare disparate peoples and places in the UK, Europe, North America and South America. Look at your own area and discover the similarities and differences between where you live and these other intriguing locations. Develop a range of skills and increase your expertise in a number of curriculum areas, including key human and physical geography goals.

Discover Mexico with its extreme and varied landscapes & coasts. Discover a rich heritage of music, art, food and dance, and create your own class fiesta showing off your knowledge of this fascinating country.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Mexico: land and culture

Take a trip to Mexico and discover the amazing physical and cultural landscape. Be inspired by traditional uses of colour to paint a landscape with a vibrant and colourful twist.

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02: Mexican fiesta: music and dance

Join a fiesta trail and learn about three Mexican festivals and how they sit in the human landscape. Get moving to some traditional Mexican music dancing to the rhythm and beat.

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03: A Mexican fiesta: costume and decoration

Become a magazine journalist and discover the geography behind fiesta costumes and the decorations used to help celebrate Mexican fiestas - create a class ‘special edition’. Be inspired by the fabrics, dyes and decorations used in fiesta costumes, to design and create your own.

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04: A Mexican feast and class fiesta

Transform your classroom into a Mexican fiesta kitchen and discover the origins of traditional Mexican ingredients. Create some traditional Mexican fiesta treats. Celebrate your own Mexican fiesta, bringing together your cooking, costumes and dances with an array of Mexican music.