American versus Mexican Culture

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Objective: The student will discuss American versus Mexican Culture.

This is an application of the Fox Cultural Lesson Plan System. The student will be able to discuss historical, etiquette, traditional culture and pop culture approaches to understanding Mexican culture.


1) What happened to the Aztecs?

2) Describe the Mexican-American War.

3) Describe Manifest Destiny.

4) Describe the Mexican Revolution.

5) What is NAFTA?

6) How has Mexican history shaped Mexican attitudes towards the US?


7) Describe Mexican business etiquette.


8) What are some traditional dishes in Mexico?

List of Mexican dishes

9) What is the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food?

Tex Mex vs Mexican

Mexican People Try Taco Bell For The First Time

Do you think the menu below is for a Tex-Mex or Mexican restaurant?

Mexican Menu

10) What is a margarita?

or do it the Tex-Mex way!

11) Describe mariachi music.


12) What is lucha libre?

13) What are some of the differences between lucha libre and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)?

14) What is a telenovela?

15) What is the Mexican yell?

How To Do The Mexican Grito This Cinco de Mayo

Los Mejores Gritos Mexicanos

Worksheet at Scribd:


The students will take notes about a lecture using the table below with a Mexican Culture worksheet.

A Nomothetic Approach to Mexican Culture

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mexican versus american culture-002

mexican versus american culture-003

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