A Look Into a Small Portion of Latino Culture
Mexico City is the oldest capital in the New World, and is a vibrant thriving metropolis. A long colorful history culminates in a cultural blend of centuries of old customs and sophisticated lifestyles.
On the first glance the visitor senses Mexico City’s diverse characteristics such as skyscrapers, colonial churches, and Aztec ruins, the sound of mariachi bands, contemporary nightclub rhythms, and gourmet restaurants, street vendors who peddle tacos.
Students will join the native families for a stroll in Chapultepec Park, see the elegant international boutiques that line the avenues of the Zona Rosa, and traditional Mexican handicrafts on the open market.
Mexico City remains intriguing, and exciting as we get the story of the Aztec capital and see how it came to reach its present state of sophistication.
Have students view a video tape of Mexico to get an idea of how it was long ago and how it has developed over the years.
MEXICO CITY by Travelview International.
This video cassette includes a feature on Mexico City and runs. It is about 40 minutes long.