Contributor: Jodi Powell. Lesson ID: 10840
Mountains, canyons, national parks . . . sounds like the U.S.! It's also Mexico! Our southern neighbor even has volcanos! Tour Mexico with handy videos, charts, and online articles, maps, and quizzes!
Hola! Welcome to Mexico, the Spanish-speaking southern neighbor of the United States.
In Mexico, you can find tall mountains, deep canyons, deserts, jungles, and many national parks. Let's journey through Mexico to get a glimpse of this geography for ourselves!
For your official introduction to Mexico, watch this fun video of interesting Mexican facts!
Mexico - Fun Facts Series EP26 I Mocomi Kids:
Mexico is a land of many terrains.
Visit Mexico Geography at worldatlas.com. Study the map that identifies some of the physical and political geographies of Mexico.
The Central Plateau is home to the country's capital, Mexico City, where over 20 million people live (the fourth-most populated city in the world). The plateau covers 40% of Mexico's landscape.
Lying between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, the Yucatan Peninsula is an attractive stop for beach lovers.
Next, watch Mexico's Geographic Challenge:
Read more at usatoday.com: Famous Landforms in Mexico.
Read from kids-world-travel-guide.com: Mexico Facts. Read the first few sections, stopping when you get to the section on people and languages.
Finish up with this one last overview at worldatlas.com: Mexico's Most Famous Geographical Features.
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