As May 5th approaches, the Cinco the Mayo holiday is trending in the media and social media. People in the United States start planning to attend Mexican themed parties and Mexican decorations are featured at Party City. Every year, Cinco de Mayo celebration in the United States gets stronger and bigger. At the same time, many people don’t know what they are really celebrating or confuse this day with Mexico’s Independence Day.
So, what’s the Cinco de Mayo history? If you wish to bring the Cinco de Mayo topic to your classroom, the History Channel video below will help you. You can also download the free PDF worksheet with the questions we created to assess your students’ understanding.
Ask HISTORY: Cinco de Mayo Video and PDF
Check out our list of Cinco de Mayo Resources.