Cinco de Mayo Pledge

Today in class, I made the students repeat the following Pledge at the end of class. I shook their hands as they left the room.

cinco de mayo pledge

Cinco de Mayo Pledge

I hereby declare that I recognize September 16th as Mexico’s Independence Day. Furthermore, I declare Cinco de Mayo to be an American celebration and am aware that it is not celebrated nationwide in Mexico. I know that historically, it was one battle against the French. I pledge that I will do my duty as an enlightened American to inform the ignorant of this knowledge.

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger
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4 Responses to Cinco de Mayo Pledge

  1. teachermrw says:

    ¡Es fantástico! ¡Qué buena lección para tus alumnos. 🙂

  2. bilinguish says:

    Students: Can we have a cinco de mayo fiesta? Please please pleasepleaseplease?
    Teacher: Sure. If you want to meet me in the school parking lot on Saturday morning dressed as soldiers, we can have a military parade through town.

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