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Everybody Fiesta: A Unit on Hispanic Celebrations

Questions for Discussion  

1) What do you think motivated the group of Mexican peasants to fight against the superior forces of the of the French soldiers?

2) Do you know of anyone else who would defend their rights this way?

Do you believe that it is sometimes the best way to solve a problem?

3) What made Napoleon III think he could conquer the Mexicans and control the people?
Do you think he did it for the people of France or for himself?

4) Why do you think it's important to celebrate this holiday, even though the French
eventually conquered Mexico and ruled for a few years?

5) Do you think women should have the right to fight in battle? Explain.



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