New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_12254
A chili market, part of the San Juan market in Mexico City, Mexico, 1922.
What time of year do you think it is in the photograph? Why?
Describe the clothing of the men, women, and children in the photograph. What do people in Mexico City wear today?
Where does your family purchase vegetables?
Create a pamphlet of foods that are indigenous to Mexico. Consider including facts such as where they are grown, when they were first cultivated, and how they are prepared to eat.
Math: About 25% of Mexican workers are involved in agriculture, 30% are employed in service jobs, and 12% work in manufacturing. Use this data to create a pie chart showing how the Mexican workforce is divided into different kinds of jobs.
Math: Look at the prices of chili peppers in the grocery store. Are they sold by weight or by how many you buy? Do you think you get a better deal if you buy vegetables by weight or by number? Explain your answer.
Science/English Language Arts: Research chili peppers. Make a poster about chili peppers. Consider including facts such as where they were first grown, when people started to eat them, the best climate and soil for growing them, the qualities that make a good chili pepper, and what makes them hot.
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Morrison, Marion. Mexico City (Great Cities of the World). Milwaukee: World Almanac Library, 2004.