New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_13300
The old Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, or Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, in Mexico City, 1928.
What is a basilica?
What are the people doing in front of the basilica?
Is this a good place for a market? Why or why not?
Why is Christianity the major religion in Mexico today?
Do you think the Spanish missionaries should have converted the Indians to Christianity? Why or why not?
Describe one of the religions that was practiced in Mexico before Christianity.
Math: If the basilica in the photograph was completed in 1709, how old is it? How long did it take to build?
Science: What caused this building to sink into the ground? Why are other buildings in Mexico City also sinking? Brainstorm possible solutions to the problem.
English Language Arts: Write a paragraph or a poem about your religious beliefs or about values you think are important.
Goodwin, William. Mexico (Modern Nations of the World). San Diego: Lucent, 1999.
Heinrichs, Ann. Mexico (A True Book). Danbury: Children's Press, 1997.
Jermyn, Leslie, and Mary-Jo Reilly. Mexico (Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark, 2002.