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Mexico - Teachers Guide


NOTE: The content on this page is from the Team's six-week "Mexico Trek," where they spent most of their time in Mexico City. For more content on areas to the north and east of Mexico City, check out the "US to Guatemala" section of the "World Trek."

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On this Teachers Guide page you will find:

1 - Title of every update the Team has posted during this part of the Trek. NOTE: You can click on this for the Teachers' Tips - quick summaries of each of the dispatches that were posted in that update, along with activity suggestions.
2 - A brief list of the key topics covered in the update.


US to Mexico
(August 15 - September 23)
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August 15, 1998: Vamos a Mexico
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They're off! The team left San Francisco to make their way south to Mexico City. Along the way, they'll check out Aztlan, where the Aztecs came from, a region that is today the southwest USA and northern Mexico.

August 19, 1998: South to the Border
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Trekking around San Diego enjoying the warm weather and the warmth of the local people. The Team's spending a few days near the border - the original homeland of the Aztecs, and home to Covenant House, the same organization for homeless youth they will work with in Mexico.

August 22, 1998: Bienvenidos a Mexico City
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¡¡¡Que viva Mexico!!! The team visited Tijuana and is now in Mexico City! Learn about their first impressions and continue building your AZTEC KNOWLEDGE!

August 26, 1998: Habla Espanol?
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The Team is really getting into it now. Shawn and Monica attended an AFS retreat for 80 kids from all over the world visiting Mexico. Silvia began her stay with Casa Alianza working with street youth.

August 29, 1998: When in Mexico do as...
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Can you say "Cultural Transition?" We knew you could. The team is currently experiencing a little cultural transition. In this update learn about their impressions of different aspects of life in Mexico!

September 2, 1998: The Sun Temple and Aztecs Myths
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Traveling through time... The team visited Teotihuacan and drank in a LOT of Aztec mythology! And Silvia asked homeless youth your questions!

September 5, 1998: Two different kinds of battles
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Silvia got a lot of opinions about homeless youth and addiction to chemicals, and the team visited the place where the Aztecs surrendered to the Spaniards

September 9, 1998: Hecho en Mexico
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Dancing, singing, flying through the air — Mexico has it all!

September 12, 1998: Some sobering and astounding reports of battles and miracles!
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The team visited the Monument to the Niños Heroes and the Basilica de Guadalupe.

September 16, 1998: Celebrations!
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The team celebrates Mexican Independence (and Monica's birthday). They also explored the history of the Mexican Revolution.

September 19, 1998: Southern Mexico
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Contemporary Mexican Challenges (and a little team fun!) The team covers the Zapatista uprising, the flooding in Chiapas, and reports on their own misadventures.

September 23, 1998: Relations between Mexico and the US
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The team reports on migrant workers, social change, and culture shock!




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