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MEXICO

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INTRODUCTION!


I picked Mexico Because Mexico is like one of the only Countries in North America I didn't know about so I wanted to study this wiki on Mexico. Mexico is a country south of North America. Mexico Use to own places like California, Texas and Nevada until the United States of America had war with Mexico and won the land. Mexico is known for there sandy beaches and there spicy food.

K/W/L Chart:


My K/W/L/ Chart:
10 things I already KNOW about Mexico:
  • Capital is polluted.
  • Water is dirty.
  • Very Hot.
  • Food is spicy.
  • Mexico use to own most of the west coast of America.
  • Call code is 52.
  • Jaguars live in Mexico.
  • Some parts of Mexico are dangerous.
  • Both Atlantic & Pacific oceans are in Mexico.
  • Mexican music is used with acoustic guitars saxophone and other instruments.

6 things I have WONDERED about Mexico:
  • Why did they lose the west side of the USA?
  • How close is Mexico equator?
  • What is Mexicoan national anthem?
  • President or prime minister?
  • The west is that Mexico of California.
  • Is Mexico North or Central America?

3 things I want to LEARN about Mexico:
  • Why would they build Mexico City on a lake? How?
  • Why do people in Mexico say never go in the woods?
  • Why is Mexico a nice get away? What is the catch?




SUBTOPIC 1: Location

Focus Question: Where is the country located?

My map--------------> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Division_politica_mexico.svg
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This is where Mexico is South of USA and North of South America


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Mexico's native animal

Mexico is located south of North America, it is located 19,03' N 99,22' W. Mexico is bordered with the U.S.A. and South America. Mexico's closest water bodies is in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and there own Gulf of Mexico. Since Mexico is in The Tropic Of Cancer means that Mexico is very hot. Many of Mexico's largest cities are in an area called Valley of Mexico which is a cool 12C-16C through out the year.

Many parts of Mexico, particularly the north, have a dry climate with sporadic rainfall while parts of the tropical lowlands in the south average more than 200 cm of annual precipitation. Mexico is one of the 18 Mega diverse of the countries world. With over 200,000 different species, Mexico is home of 10–12% of the world's biodiversity.
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My web




Source of this info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico

SUBTOPIC 2: Physical Environment

Focus Question: What is the physical environment like?


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SUBTOPIC 3: How is this Country A Part of The Ring Of Fire

Focus Question: How have movements of the earth’s crust affected the shape of the landscape and/or the physical environment?1111111111njnjnjnj.jpg

Like Most countries, Mexico is one of the countries in the ring of fire.The Ring of Fire is a zone along the edge of the Pacific Ocean that has many volcanoes and earthquakes.

So i'll do a flow chart on the volcanoes.--------->


Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico

SUBTOPIC 4: Interacting with the Environment

Focus Question: What special things do people do, build, or make because of this environment?

Sports:

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Bull fighting


Yeah! Bullfighting and Charreada, two of Mexico's traditional sports they have many others but those two are traditional. Bullfighting is a sport that came from Spain but once Mexico was New Spain so that sport is Spain's and Mexico's traditional sport. Charreada is a very intense sport, so this sport is a form of a rodeo but with bulls instead of horse, scary.

So to the point: Mexico and Spain is a place where they have a lot cattle so they made 2 sports with cows. But the only reason its in Mexico is because Mexico use to be New Spain then in 1821 they declared freedom, just like Canada.


Religion:

There isn't any any official religion in Mexico. 88% is Catholic so thats pretty much the main but theres also 6% protestants and theres a lot more like Judaism's and non-religious.

So to the point: The reasons for there religions is because of the roots of Spain's Catholic.

Food:

(A video how to make Mexican hot chocolate above)

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Chilies a very important Mexican food
When you think Mexican food you think tacos and nachos don't get me wrong its that too. When you think sushi you think Japan but no actually Mexico invented it but in they "invented" to but they actually put a raw salmon and other stuff and call it there own thing. So it was more popular in Japan, so Mexico's style of sushi Sauce was Mango or tamarind, often served with chili soy sauce, also with cayenne and/or chipotle. Hot Chocolate is also a Mexican thing but marshmallows is Tex-Mex HA.! Most spicy and taste herbs and spices, Vegetables and Meat.

So to the point: So spices need a lot heat so Mexico is the perfect place to grow spices. The reason Mexico has the food they do is because of the temperature (hot) and geography.

CONCLUSION: Thing That Some This Wiki Up


So this info pretty much all the info about Mexico being in the ring of fire but theres more....
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Evolution Of Mexico


History: I've talked to you about the history a little like how California use to be Mexican based but when doing this wiki i learned California used to be a place called Alta California the Baja part splits off and a few years later Mexico bought out a lot of things this map to the right will explain it. (Picture to The left).

Also Mexico use to be run by Spain so Mexico, Alto, Texas and Baja. New Spain also use to run the Philippines, Cuba, Miami and The Bermuda Triangle.
In 1889 all of the countries where independent again.

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The Red Represents the places New Spain Use To Own









Fun Recipes:
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The 2 things i'll show you how to make


Churros

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, depending on taste


Directions:
Preheat 1 1/2 to 2 inches of vegetable oil in a 10 to 12 inch frying pan to 375 degrees F. In a separate dish mix the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
In a 3 qt. sauce pan add the water, brown sugar, salt, and butter and heat to a good boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour. Stirring in the flour will take some muscle. Mix it in until well blended.
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and vanilla together and then add this mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until well blended and all the egg is completely mixed in.
Fill your decorating tool with the churro recipe dough and attach the largest star tip you have.
Test your oil by placing a small amount of dough in it. The dough should bubble up right away or that means the oil is not hot enough and a soggy churro is on the way.
Once the oil is hot enough, squeeze some dough (with decorator) into the oil about 4 inches long. I used my finger to release the dough from the decorator. Careful not to burn yourself.
You should be able to cook 4 or 5 churros at a time. Cook them about 1 minute and turn them over with a slotted spoon. Cook an additional minute or two. You're looking for that nice golden brown color.
Remove the churros with the slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-covered plate to absorb excess grease.
While still warm, roll each churro into the dish with the sugar and cinnamon until coated.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of milk

  • 1/2 disk of Ibarra Chocolate (4 scored pieces)Hot_chocolate.jpg

  • whipping cream optional
Directions:
Finely chop the chocolate with a large knife. Add the milk and the chocolate to a sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Stir constantly with a wire whisk until the chocolate is dissolved and the milk is frothy. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream.

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Fun Facts:


The dog Chihuahua was founded in Chihuahua, Mexico in the town of Chihuahua it sounds like they warship them but no they just didn't know what to call them.

SOURCES:




http://app.sgizmo.com/surveybuilder/index.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Mexico

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Spain

http://images.google.ca/images?q=mexico&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi