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An EDSITEment Spotlight on the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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November 20, 1910
Image of monastery in Mexico

When Worlds Collide

This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans.


U.S.–Mexican War

This PBS site tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. This national Emmy Award-winning documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. NOTE: there is also a Spanish version.

old capital building santa fe

Contested Homelands

The 400th anniversary celebration of Santa Fe is a timely opportunity for teachers from around the country to study the complex history and culture of the area by investigating the historic sites of Santa Fe and surrounding Pueblos.

  • The Road to Santa Fe: Interactive Map

    Created October 19, 2010
  • The Aztecs — Mighty Warriors of Mexico — Student Activity

    Created September 8, 2010
  • Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Created August 26, 2010

    Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Mexico and Its National Holidays


    Comparing El Grito de Dolores and Cinco de Mayo

    El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.