Spanish Holidays Teacher Resources

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Purim | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Purim celebrates the Biblical story of Queen Ester, who saved all the Jews in Persia. Stage a celebration of this Jewish holiday with the help of a resource that includes a short, informative video and worksheets.
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Comparing Cultural Holidays

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners discover facts about the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. In this compare and contrast lesson, students explore Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Learners create an alter to memorialize a family member or friend that has...
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¡Me Encanta el 4 de Julio!

For Students 6th - 8th
Let's celebrate! Have your beginning Spanish learners read the short paragraph about a boy and his family's Fourth of July tradition. There are five reading comprehension questions that follow, and a vocabulary matching activity. A great...
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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

For Students K - 8th
El Día de los Muertos is a sacred day of remembrance for Mexican and Mexican-American family members. Introduce beginning Spanish speakers to the sights, sounds, and symbols of el Día de los Muertos with an engaging song and coloring sheet.
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Mexican Holidays

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers celebrate Mexican holidays. In this global studies lesson, students collaborate to research the Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo. Middle schoolers present their findings about the holidays and host classroom celebrations.
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My Spanish Christmas

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders research Spanish Christmas customs on the interent and role play in their writing their findings in an essay. They teacher provides a list of web addresses for the students to locate information on and from that their...
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La Las Posadas PowerPoint

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover the holiday traditions of Mexico.  In this World Culture lesson, students read aloud and observe pictures of the Mexican tradition Las Posadas.  Students view content on PowerPoint and create their very own poinsettias...
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Magnificent Mexico

For Teachers K
Students complete a variety of activities in a unit about the art, culture, and traditions of Mexico. They read books about the Day of the Dead, create a skeleton puppet, and create a traditional Mexican tissue paper cutting. Students...
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Making an Altar for the Day of the Dead

For Teachers 6th - 12th
No El Dia de los Muertos—or the Day of the Dead—celebration is complete without a traditional altar. Follow descriptive instructions to build, and choose items and symbols from various lists to create an altar fit to honor loved ones...
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Spanish Culture Lesson - Cinco de Mayo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars role play the characters and events which led to the holiday of Cinco de Mayo. In this Cinco de Mayo lesson plan, students dance the "La Raspa" dance. Young scholars complete a Cinco de Mayo word search.
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Mexican Version of The Night Before Christmas (Middle, Language)

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read a poem aloud called the "Mexican Version of the Night Before Christmas. They enact the scenes of the poem. They discuss variations of this poem both in English and Spanish.
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INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI MUSIC

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students experience Mariachi music. In this music appreciation lesson, students study the instruments used to make this type of music. Students listen to Mariachi music and practice pronouncing the Spanish lyrics. Students work in...
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The Importance of Music in the Life of the Aztec People

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners comprehend that societies are diverse and have changed over time. They relate music to various historical and cultural traditions. They investigate the various reasons-celebrations, rituals, and cermonies-for which the Aztecs...
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Hanal Pixan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the culture of Mexico. In this Mexican culture instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation about the culture of Mexico and the students take notes. Students write an essay about what they have learned.
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Easter Pop-Up Card

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this activity worksheet, students color, cut, fold and paste a picture of the Easter bunny to make a card. Teachers are given a brief history of the holiday and traditions associated with it.
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Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building

For Students 5th - 10th
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing,...
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Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating and Remembering

For Teachers K - 2nd
Help scholars understand the history, geography, traditions, and art of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Find background information for your reference as well as a detailed cross-curricular lesson plan. Learners compare...
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Christmas in Hispanic Countries Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students select a Hispanic country and explore the cultural Christmas traditions. Through the use of the internet and other printed sources, students complete research and write a report describing the traditions. They design a...
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Everybody Fiesta: A Unit on Hispanic Celebrations

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students examine the various types of celebrations in the Hispanic culture. Using the internet, they research customs and traditions of the culture and identify important members of society who are hispanic. They are also introduced to...
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El Dia de Los Muertos: Mexican Celebrations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars research Spanish speaking individuals and the holiday, The Day of the Dead, using Internet and print resources. They orally present their research. Students engage in Mexican traditions by making either a lapida...
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The Cajuns: Natives with a Difference!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the immigrant experiences of various culture groups. Using this information, they work together to compare and contrast these experiences with those of the Cajuns. As a class, they define ethnic group and research the...
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A Visit to Mexico City: An Introduction to World Communities

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders complete a variety of activities as they take an imaginary trip to Mexico City, complete with passports, maps, and Spanish dictionaries. They write postcards to send home and create items to sell at the market. The unit...
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab: Halloween

For Students 10th - 11th
In this Halloween vocabulary learning exercise, students select the best word to complete the sentence. They are challenged by the complex options that all relate to Halloween.
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Las Posadas PowerPoint

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students view pictures of a Mexican holiday and respond to the pictures.  For this Los Posadas lesson, students pair share to answer questions about the Mexican holiday. Students paste tissue paper on a poinsetta cutout.

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