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5 héroes de la Independencia de México

5 biographies in simple past tense Spanish with comprehension questions

Novice (Levels 1-2), Intermediate (Levels 2-4)
13 Pages

In Mexico, September 16th is "El día de la Independencia". This product contains the biographies of five heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.

Each biography is written for students with a Novice High level of proficiency. As biographies of historical figures, both versions are written primarily in the past tense. Each of the biographies discuss how the heroic actions of these historical characters contributed to Mexico gaining its independence. Second year Spanish students will be able to understand these readings with ease by the spring semester, if not before. These biographies could also be a great warm up activity for third year students, a great addition to your Mexican History unit, or, if laminated, could be an addition to your FVR library.


  • Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
  • Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez
  • José María Morelos y Pavón
  • Leona Vicario
  • Ignacio Allende

Each short biography is written on a one-page worksheet with a very brief comprehension activity at the bottom. Answer keys are included, and DIGITAL SLIDES/PAPERLESS versions of each worksheet are included as well.


This product is a collaboration between Nelly Hughes and The Comprehensible Classroom. Please do not purchase this product if you have previously purchased this resource from Comprendes Méndez SpanishShop.


  • A great resource like always. Engaging to the students and easy to follow.

    Natalie L.
  • Excellent addition to my 16 de sept. lesson. Appreciate the depth of info and, as always, precise and professional.

    Sarah H.
  • As always, another stellar product from The Comprehensible Classroom. Easy to use, easy to differentiate, and a time saver! Thank Martina, Elicia, and everyone at The Comprehensible Classroom. 

    Robyn Lance
  • Another great resource. Used during Hispanic Heritage month which also was during our heroes unit. Put students in breakout rooms to popcorn the reading, determine main idea and work on the comprehension questions.

    Janice M.
  • I love this resource and use it with my dual language 6th graders. They enjoy so much learning about their history and found it interesting how many of the states in Mexico are named after these heroes. 

    Elena F.

5 héroes de la Independencia de México


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