Mexico by xumiaomaio

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									Latino/Hispanic- Mexican American




      Kailey Esplin Mandy Bice
      Cinde Brown Ken Atwood
Country of Origin
   Spectrum of Mexican People
•Descendents of Spanish conquerors and native
peoples.
•Broad spectrum from
pure Spanish (lighter
skin) to pure Indian
(darker skin).
•Purer Spanish are top
of social order.            Cortez conquers the Aztecs
Generally control
government and
economy.
            Ethnic Spectrum
President Calderon                    Native Mexican
                                          Indians




                     Mixed Ancestry
                 Culture
• Social Order
    • Vertically structured
    • Respect for authority
    • Aware of position in society


• High context Society
    • Family oriented
    • Active community involvement
    • Much physical and verbal communication
Architecture
Traditional Celebrations



                           El Dia de Los
          Navidad            Muertos




    Quinceanera
             Other Traditions
• Fiestas
• Religious celebrations




                           • Independence Day
                            (September 15-16)
                              •Cinco De Mayo
      Religion
Mostly Roman Catholic

  Mexico City Cathedral




                          The Virgin of
                           Guadalupe
Foods                   Goat kid with tamales


• Prepared foods
   • chocolate
   • tacos
   • quesadillas
   • enchiladas
   • burritos
   • tamales
   • mole
• Basic Foods
   • corn
   • beans
   • peppers
   • beef, pork, goat
   Mexican’s in America

• Why do they come to the USA?

• Where do they live?

• What types of work do they do?

• What are their lives like?
Reasons for Legal and Illegal
  Immigration to the USA
        Mexican’s in America
• From the
working/lower classes
and are mostly from
mixed or native
ancestry
• Many send money
back
• There are a lot here
illegally
What Work Do They Do?

• Agricultural
• Construction: brick laying, dry wall,
  roofers, framers.
• Low end factory work
• Lawn care
• Day laborers
What Are Their Lives Like In The
          America?

• Higher standard of living than in Mexico.
• Many live with tension for fear of being
  caught and deported.
• Don’t report crime for fear of police
  involvement
• Language barrier
                Prejudice

• Many are looked down upon as a lower
  class, but it depends on location
• Profiling by police results in harassment of
  legal Mexican-Americans
• Assumption they are illegal
             Teacher Insights
• Language
  – Varying levels of fluency
  – Street fluency and academic fluency
• Communication with parents
• Spelling, Reading, and Writing
                                     References
•   Interviews with
     – Carrillo family from Nashville, TN
     – Sanchez family from St. George, UT
•   USA Census – 2000
•   http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3192-la-quincea%C3%B1era-a-celebration-
    of-budding-womanhood
•   http://www.history.com/states.do?action=detail&state=All%20About%20Mexico&
    contentType=State_Fun_Facts&contentId=56665&parentId=MEXICO
•   http://www.explorandomexico.com/about-mexico/5/
•   http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/419-a-pi%C3%B1ata-tradition
•   http://gomexico.about.com/od/festivalsholidays/p/independence.htm
•   http://www.mexonline.com/cinco-de-mayo.htm
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•   CYMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

								
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