Mexico Facts You and Your Kids May Find Enjoyable While on Quarantine
Due to the circumstances brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in the world, including the United States of America, are ordering social distancing, and social isolation. Many US states even implement stay-at-home orders to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
This means that adults are being encouraged to work from home. Some even lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Children are also trapped in their own homes. For parents, keeping children busy while they work is a challenging task.
Why not let your children learn about a country each day. Let them research one country per day. At the end of the day, you can talk about that country. You can start with Mexico.
Here are some exciting facts about Mexico that your child should know:
Where is Mexico located?
Mexico is part of the North American continent. It has a border with the United States of America, Guatemala, and Belize. The US-Mexican border is the largest in the world. It measures approximately 3,155km/2,000 miles long.
Mexico is part of the Ring of Fire
Mexico is part of the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire is the most prominent earthquake and volcano region in the world. The Volcanos found in Baja California in Mexico are majorly dormant. The Baja California is the peninsula to the mainland Mexico's western area. In the area, at least 120 species of cactus are situated.
'Pico de Orizaba' or 'Volcan Citlaltepetl' is the highest peak in the country and the third-largest in North America. This Mexican volcano is 5,636m/18,491ft in height.
The Mexican Flag
The Mexican flag shows three bands in white, red, and green. The emblem on the white background showcased with an eagle standing on a cactus. The eagle can be seen as having a snake on its beak.
The colors of the flag of Mexico have meanings. The colors represent unity, religion, and independence.
According to legend, the Aztecs settled in the country. They built Tenochtitlan, the Aztec's capital city. Today, this city is called Mexico City. This was the place where the eagle with a snake on its beak was seen while sitting on a cactus.
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Mexico is a global travel destination. There are majestic and historical landmarks that are good travel destinations for family travelers.
Chitzen Itza is a good place to visit while on a family vacation in Mexico. It was built by the Mayans. Currently, it is a World Heritage Site. Millions of tourists visit the place every year.
Acapulco is a bay on the Pacific Ocean located in Mexico. It is one of the popular beaches in the country. It is famous for its golden sandy beaches with abundant holiday resorts. It is a great travel destination for families. It has an awesome water sports park perfect for families to bond more while on vacation.
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