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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: North America

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Mexico 4: Intro to Acapulco and Taxco

Mexico  4: Intro to Acapulco and Taxco

The quaint plazas and leisurely pace of life lures us to Taxco and the abundance of silver products entices us to shop! This is the silver capital of Mexico, with 60 mines still in operation and many skilled silver artisans offering their wares. The silver is mined, refined, and formed into bars from which the artisans create silver goods ranging from the purely ornamental to the practical, and craftsmen begin as apprentices to learn the traditional process. We learn about the distinguishing marks and standards on the bottom of silver products after visiting Santa Prisca Church, an impressive Baroque building with a stunning interior built by the French silver baron Jose de la Borda. We also visit Arch Avenue where native crafts are sold, and then we venture to the city of Acapulco. Water activities, lush vegetation, golf courses, and sunshine 360 days each year draw tourists from other parts of Mexico and around the world to this resort area. One of the main attractions is the La Quebrada Cliff Divers, professionals who dive from dizzying heights into a narrow inlet after praying at a shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe. After a day of outdoor fun, save some energy for a night of dancing in one of the many clubs that dot the city or attend a performance of a local dance or native ceremony to complete your visit to Acapulco. 04/10DE IJSCA 30 min.

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