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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.

    Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising

     

    Mexican Constitution is adopted

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    February 5, 1917

    Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

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    November 7, 1813

    Francis Scott Key writes words to the Star-Spangled Banner

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    September 13, 1814