The Mexican Revolution, which began on November 20, 1910, and continued for a decade, is recognized as the first major political, social, and cultural revolution of the 20th century. In order to better understand this decade-long civil war, we offer an overview of the main players on the competing sides, primary source materials for point of view analysis, discussion of how the arts reflected the era, and links to Chronicling America, a free digital database of historic newspapers, that covers this period in great detail.
Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.
Hundreds of people have visited EDSITEment’s spotlight on the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution 1910-2010 to learn about the first modern revolution of the twentieth century. It includes resources, featured EDSITEment lessons of relevance, glossary of terms, and sections studying traditional songs (with bilingual lyrics), muralist painting and history.