Where in the World is Montague?
Our theme this year at Blythe is "Around the World in 180
days!" Montague the Bear will give clues each morning
from a French or Spanish country. Students will try to
guess which country Montague is visiting that week, and will
drop their answers in a special box in the Media Center.
A winner will be drawn each Friday.
Clues for the Week
February 16, 2010 - The
three colors of Mexicoâ€™s flag
hold deep significance for the
country and its citizens: green
represents hope and victory,
white stands for the purity of
Mexican ideals and red brings to
mind the blood shed by the
nationâ€™s heroes. The
flagâ€™s dramatic emblem is based
on the legend of how the Mexicas
(or Aztecs) traveled from AztlĂˇn
to find the place where they
could establish their empire.
The god Huitzilopochtli advised
them that a signâ€”an eagle
devouring a serpent atop a Nopal
cactusâ€”would appear to them at
the exact spot where they should
begin construction. On a small
island in the middle of a lake,
the Mexicas came upon the scene
exactly as Huitzilopochtli had
described it. They immediately
settled there and founded the
city of TenochtitlĂˇn, which is
now Mexico City, the countryâ€™s
Tuesday, February 17, 2010
- Mexico is the third-largest
country in Latin America after
Brazil and Argentina. At
the beginning of the 21st
century, Mexico's population
surpassed 100 million.
Mexico has the largest
population of Spanish speakers
in the world. With almost
25 million residents, Mexico
City is one of the most populous
metropolitan areas in the world.
Mexico has the worldâ€™s
second-highest number of
Catholics after Brazil.
Wednesday, February 18, 2010
- At nearly 2,000 miles, the
border between Mexico and the
United States is the
second-longest in the world,
after the border between the
United States and Canada.
Mexicans comprise the largest
group of legal immigrants in the
Thursday, February 19, 2010
- Mexico is located in an area
known as the Pacific â€śRing of
Fire.â€ť This region, one of
Earthâ€™s most dynamic tectonic
areas, is characterized by
active volcanoes and frequent
seismic activity. The highest
point in the country,
CitlaltĂ©petl (also called
Orizaba) and the active volcano
PopocatĂ©petl are among the many
volcanic peaks in Mexico.
Friday, February 20, 2010
- Mexico is the worldâ€™s leading
producer of silver. An area
called the Silver Beltâ€”which
encompasses Guanajuato and
Zacatecas in the Mesa Central,
Chihuahua in the Mesa del Norte
and San Luis Potosi farther
eastâ€”saw significant mining
activity during the colonial
Mexico hosted the Summer
Olympics in 1968 and the FIFA
World Cup soccer championship in
1970 and 1986.
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Flag of Mexico
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