Unidad 2 Etapa 3 Hoy en la ciudad
In Hoy en la ciudad, you learned to order in a restaurant, ask for and
pay a restaurant bill, and talk about things to do in a city like Mexico City,
the third largest city in the world. The Aztecs founded Mexico City in the middle
of the fourteenth century, calling it Tenochtitlan. This city has continued to
develop, surviving wars, invasions, and natural disasters. Today, its citizens
work to preserve the ecological balance between the population and the resources
of the area. Mexico citys long history and mix of cultures and peoples make it
a place where you will find rich cultural traditions.
Explore the links below to find out more about
things that you can do in Mexico City. You might want to keep a notebook nearby
to jot down ideas as you think about the following questions:
- What are some of the dishes you will find in a restaurant in Mexico City?
Have you come across these foods before?
- Which dishes do you think are traditional? Which are more contemporary?
- What themes can one find in the plays presented in Mexico City? Name at least
- Do you think these themes reflect contemporary society? How?
- Why is it important to find new mediums for artistic traditions?
Look over your notes from the Exploración. On your own or with a classmate, draw a Venn diagram that lists aspects of traditional culture in
Mexico, aspects of contemporary Mexican culture, and things that contain both.
List as many as you can using your notes, the links for this unit, and your
textbook as resources. Share your diagram with the class, or save in your
portfolio for future reference.