El Dia de los Muertos

This El Dia de los Muertos activity & project also includes:

Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos! Explore the intricate history behind the traditions, compare other cultural rituals honoring the dead, and create sugar skulls. Learners read informational text on Aztec and Mesoamerican beliefs and then create a guide to their own family traditions. They write a Calavera poem and color and cut out a Day of the Dead mask, along with other projects. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research some of the topics to find additional details and ask then to share their findings with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware of the religious aspects of these activities, which include making "offrendas" or offerings to honor those who have passed
  • The presentation takes very, very long to load but very, very worth the wait
  • Arts projects are well thought out and detailed with photographs for reference
  • Templates included
  • Includes both Spanish and the English translation of terms
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