El dia de los muertos Teacher Resources
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Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls
Students research information about the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), a major celebration in Mexican culture, and compare it to similar holidays in other cultures. They discover various folk arts and festive traditions associated with the Day of the Dead.
1st - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Claycrete Calaveras - Dia de los Muertos
Students create skeletons to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In this visual arts lesson, 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.
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 84 Downloads
What is el Dia de los Muertos?
Young scholars explore the Mexican celebration el Dia de los Muertos. For this Mexican celebration lesson, students discuss ways people in the US honor the dead. Young scholars compare and contrast Mexican holidays and American holidays. Students hear Mexican stories and discuss them.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Dramatic Day of the Dead Designs
Students research customs and activities associated with the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Students then analyze their favorite aspects of the holiday and represent them in drawings with bilingual displays.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Day of the Dead
Young scholars 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 45 Downloads
Mexico's Day Of The Dead
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan that focuses upon the Mexican Day Of The Dead and how it is celebrated. They conduct research using different resources and create a drawing depicting the holiday with a tombstone, decorations, and an appropriate background.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Day of the Dead
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 66 Downloads
Migration and the Spirits of Life
Students study the Mexican traditions for the Day of the Dead. In 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.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson Plan PROMPT: Not Just Halloween: Festivals of the Dead Around the World
Students research information about Halloween and other cultural festivals of the dead. In this festivals of the dead instructional activity, students use the assigned website to examine All Hallow's Eve, the Obon, or Los Dias de los Muertos.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 57 Downloads
El Dia de Los Muertos
How does the Spanish culture view death? Gain the interest of your learners by showing them a skull (if you can get one). How is this Spanish celebration similar or different than Halloween? As an extension, you could dedicate a class period to actually celebrate it!
8th - 10th Languages 3 Views 16 Downloads
Papel Picado ( Mexican Cut Paper)
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Day of the Dead ( Dia de los Muertos)
Students 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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 55 Downloads