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Learners explore the Mexican celebration el Dia de los Muertos. In this Mexican celebration lesson, students discuss ways people in the US honor the dead. Learners compare and contrast Mexican holidays and American holidays. Students hear Mexican stories and discuss them. Learners use fractions and measurement to follow recipes.
Dia de los Muertos is an important holiday in Mexico, Spain, and Brazil. This video shares different facts and a brief history of the holiday.
Fifth graders describe ways in which people in the United States remember and honor the dead. They identify the similarities and differences between El Dia de los Muertos, Memorial Day, and Halloween.
Young scholars create skeletons to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In this visual arts instructional activity, students explore the importance of the Day of the Dead celebrations in the Mexican culture. They create skeletons and decorate them with paint, cloth, and other artistic medias.
Students explore Day of the Dead, also called "Dia de los Muertos," which is a holiday (or festival) celebrated in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and other areas in Central and South America populated with the Latino ethnic background.
Day of the Dead lesson plans can provide a meaningful exploration of the holiday and its importance.
Students research information about Halloween and other cultural festivals of the dead. In this festivals of the dead lesson, students use the assigned website to examine All Hallow's Eve, the Obon, or Los Dias de los Muertos. They compare and contrast the holidays by looking at the festivals, masks, and food.
Fifth graders view skeleton images used in the Dia de los Muertos festival and hear the Mexican tale "Sister Death and the Healer." They identify the view of death held by the Mexican people.
Fifth graders describe the characteristics of a piece of "papel picado", or Mexican cut paper, which is seen in the Dia de los Muertos festival. They predict what medium was used in the papel picado art. They explain how the scene in the papel picado made them feel.
Young scholars explore the artwork of the Indo-Hispanic holiday of Day of the Dead. They view images, define key vocabulary terms, and plan and create a two- and three-dimensional sculptural figure.
Learners examine information about a previously chosen aspect of Day of the Dead and they evaluate a webpage analysis. They create a project about their aspect and prepare a presentation for the class. They complete a self-evaluation form on both themselves and their classmates.
Second graders research the Day of the Dead, an important Mexican holiday. They view videos, investigate Mexican geography and history and compare the Day of the Dead to the celebration of Halloween.
Students will learn how two cultures express ideas of remembrance and honor ancestors by investigating Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and America's Memorial Day, as well as the Vietnam Memorial. They will learn about the artist Maya Lin and her design of the Vietnam Memorial.
El Dia De La Muertos or Day of the Dead is a wonderful Mexican tradition that celebrates loved ones who have passed away. Children get a chance to create unique skulls out of clay, based on traditional designs. A wooden stylus is used to impress the designs into the clay; they are then painted and even fired. The activity provides four additional ideas or ways to connect the art project to academic content.
Students study the Mexican traditions for the Day of the Dead. For this Mexican traditions lesson, students study monarch butterflies and learn about the role that the mariposa plays in the Day of the Dead. Students learn about migration, read texts about the term, visit a website about monarch migration, and answer discussion questions They discuss complete metamorphosis and predation, as well as research a specific environment affecting monarchs. Students create paper monarchs.
Students create an art project based on the Day of the Dead. In this visual art lesson, students create Day of the Dead artwork and discuss the significance of the holiday. Students use scratch paper in order to create their artwork and display it.
Tenth graders explore the Mexican celebration, The Day of the Dead. They honor the deceased by writing a letter to a deceased pet. They complete a graphic organizer comparing the Day of the Dead to Halloween.
Young scholars watch a video to explore the Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead. They compare and contrast the Mexican celebration to Halloween. Students write a letter to a deceased pet.
Students 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 (headstone) or calaveras (skulls).
Students identify the foods associated with the "Days of the Dead Celebration." They compare and contrast these foods to the foods associated with American celebrations and become familiar with the foods of Mexico and their relationship to the USDA Food Pyramid.