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CLIP 5434

A visit to the countryside of Mexico (pt 1/3)

A visit to the countryside of Mexico (pt 1/3)
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Key Info
  • A visit to the countryside of Mexico (pt 1/3)
  • Duration: 04:30
  • Barnaby Bear visits Lake Patzcuaro in the Mexico countryside. He watches the fishermen catching pescado blanco (small white fish) with their large nets. The lake is starting to dry up and the fishermen do not catch as many fish now as they used to. The lake is also polluted by chemicals and sewage. Along with a marine biologist, the villagers are trying to save the lake and the fish. Reeds grow along the shores of the lake and these are cut and dried to make crafts to sell in the village shops. Barnaby sees a traditional dance taking place in the village to celebrate the pescado blanco. He shops for a gift to take home to his friend Becky in Chester. He learns that Mexico is the home of chocolate and buys drinking chocolate to take home. Barnaby also has a reed fish, a scarf and a table cloth to take home as gifts. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    The Americas

  • Keywords: Mexico, lake, fish, fishermen, nets, pollution, marine biologist, chemicals, sewage, reeds, crafts, festivals, dance, chocolate, textiles, village, shops, souvenirs, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Illustrates similarities and differences between city life and village life, and between home and abroad. The clip also provides a starting point for talking about the impact of pollution on the environment and on people's lives.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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