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Espaol 1
Country Focus Mexico
Ilegales
1. What is the estimated percentage of illegal immigrants that come from
Mexico?
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2. Why do many illegal immigrants risk their lives to come to the U. S.?
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3. (Further investigation required) In what ways do the illegal immigrants
risk their lives when they cross the border?
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4. (Further investigation required) Who are the coyotes and how did
they get their name?
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5. (Further investigation required) What are some of the other
nationalities of illegal immigrants?
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El Peso
1. What is the monetary system in Mexico?
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2. What other countries listed use the Peso?
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3. (Further investigation required) Are the Pesos used in Mexico different
than those used in the other countries? (Please explain) If so, how do
they differ? Can you give a similar example with the dollar?
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4. (Further investigation required) What is the current exchange rate
between the U.S. dollar and the Mexican Peso (as of today)? If the
Peso isnt worth as much, how does it effect the Mexican economy?
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5. (Further investigation required) Are there other countries that are not
listed that also use the Peso? If so, which ones?
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Datos importantes

1. What is the capital of Mexico?


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2. (Further investigation required) Why do they call it el Distrito
Federal?
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3. (Further investigation required) What is the official name of the country
of Mexico and what does it have in common with the U.S.?
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4. (Further investigation required) What are Mestizos?
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Frida Kahlo
1. Where and when was Frida born?
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2. Why did Frida have so many health problems?
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3. What do her paintings often depict and why?
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4. (Further investigation required) How old was Frida when she died and
why did she die so young?
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5. (Further investigation required) Describe the traffic accident that Frida
was involved in?
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Horario diario
1. Compare and contrast a typical school day in Mexico with yours.
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2. (Further investigation required) When do students eat their main meal
and why?
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Comida tpica
1. (Further investigation required) What are the typical ingredients and
general cooking instructions for the following foods:
Menudo: ______________________________________________________________

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Flan:__________________________________________________________________
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2. (Further investigation required) Why are frijoles (beans) such a staple
in Mexico?
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Diego Rivera
1. What is Diego Rivera known as?
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2. Who did Diego Rivera marry?
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3. (Further investigation required) Where in the U.S. can we find some of
his murals? And in what institution can the nearest one be found?
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Espaol 1
Country Focus Mexico
Ilegales
1. What is the estimated percentage of illegal immigrants that come from
Mexico? 57%
2. Why do many illegal immigrants risk their lives to come to the U. S.?
looking for better job opportunities
3. (Further investigation required) In what ways do the illegal immigrants
risk their lives when they cross the border? getting shot,
coyotes, dehydration, starvation, etc.
4. (Further investigation required) Who are the coyotes and how did
they get their name? They accept money to smuggle illegal
immigrants to the US. but many times also deal with drugs.
They have been known to treat the people they help badly or
steal their money and not help at all. They are called coyotes
because they run along the hills/desert just like coyotes.
5. (Further investigation required) What are some of the other
nationalities of illegal immigrants? el Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Phillipines, India, Korea, Ecuador, Brazil, China, etc.
El Peso
1. What is the monetary system in Mexico? el peso
2. What other countries listed use the Peso? Argentina, Chile,
Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Phillipines,
Uruguay
3. (Further investigation required) Are the Pesos used in Mexico different
than those used in the other countries? (Please explain) If so, how do
they differ? Can you give a similar example with the dollar? different
countries have their own versions of pesos just like how the
U.S. dollar is different than the Canadian dollar
4. (Further investigation required) What is the current exchange rate
between the U.S. dollar and the Mexican Peso (as of today)? If the
Peso isnt worth as much, how does it effect the Mexican economy?
1USD = 13.16 Mexican Pesos Good for tourism
5. (Further investigation required) Are there other countries that are not
listed that also use the Peso? If so, which ones? see above
Datos importantes

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1. What is the capital of Mexico? Mxico Distrito Federal


2. (Further investigation required) Why do they call it el Distrito
Federal? because it is a federal district much like how we have
Washington D.C. district capital
3. (Further investigation required) What is the official name of the country
of Mexico and what does it have in common with the U.S.? Estados
Unidos Mexicanos United Mexican States Just like the
United States of America
4. (Further investigation required) What are Mestizos? Mexican people
of mixed decent especially of American Indian or European
descent.

Frida Kahlo
1. Where and when was Frida born? 6/7/1907 in Coyoacn, Mxico
2. Why did Frida have so many health problems? She suffered lifelong
health problems after a traffic accident she was involved in.
3. What do her paintings often depict and why? I often paint myself
because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I
know best.
4. (Further investigation required) How old was Frida when she died and
why did she die so young? She was 47 and she died from a
pulmonary infection, although some believed she may have
committed suicide by overdosing on the drugs she was taking
for it.
5. (Further investigation required) Describe the traffic accident that Frida
was involved in? A bus that Kahlo was riding was hit by a trolley
car, which impaled her and left her in a full body case for
several months, and caused her to have several surgeries. It
left her with many health issues as well as infertility.
Horario diario
1. Compare and contrast a typical school day in Mexico with yours.
Mexico school 9-12, lunch 12-3, school again 3-6
2. (Further investigation required) When do students eat their main meal
and why? during lunch because it is the hottest part of the day
and they like to come home, cool off, rest, and spend time with
their families.
Comida tpica

1. (Further investigation required) What are the typical ingredients and


general cooking instructions for the following foods:
Menudo: a traditional Mexican soup made with beef stomach in
broth with a red chili pepper base. Usually lime, onions,
cilantro, oregano, and red chili peppers are also added.
Flan: a traditional Mexican dessert made by heating sugar in a
saucepan until it turns golden, adding milk, eggs, sugar,
vanilla, and caramel. It is baked and chilled until it turns into a
very moist cake-like substance.
2. (Further investigation required) Why are frijoles (beans) such a staple
in Mexico?
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Diego Rivera
1. What is Diego Rivera known as? a great muralist
2. Who did Diego Rivera marry? Frida Kahlo
3. (Further investigation required) Where in the U.S. can we find some of
his murals? And in what institution can the nearest one be found?
San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. You can find his work at
the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts).

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