Day of the Dead Teacher Resources

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Dramatic Day of the Dead Designs

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars 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...
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Mexico's Day Of The Dead

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars engage in a lesson 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...
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Day of the Dead Skulls

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Day of the Dead Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Day of the Dead lesson plans can provide a meaningful exploration of the holiday and its importance.
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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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Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars examine information about a previously chosen aspect of Day of the Dead and they evaluate a webpage. They create a project about their aspect and prepare a presentation for the class. They complete evaluation form on both...
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Days of the Dead

For Students 4th - 12th
Become informed about the holiday, El Dia de los Muertos—also known as the Day of the Dead—with an in-depth presentation that explores its worldly history, meaning, traditional decorations, food, clothing, and rituals. 
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El Día de los Muertos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Two topics are covered here: the Great Pyramid of Cholula and the Day of the Dead. Seven slides are dedicated to images of and information about the pyramid, and the remainder of the PowerPoint covers the Day of the Dead. Pupils can...
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Day of the Dead

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Mexico's Day of the Dead

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore global culture by researching a Mexican holiday. In this Day of the Dead lesson, students read assigned text which discusses the view of death in several different cultures including the U.S. and Mexico. Students write a...
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El Día de los Muertos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Day of the Dead is an important part of Mexican culture and some other cultures around the world. Introduce your class to the altars of The Day of the Dead with an online activity. Class members follow the link and explore the altar...
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El Dia de los Muertos

For Students 1st - 8th
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...
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Day of the Dead

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this Day of the Dead learning exercise, students match vocabulary words representing the Day of the Dead with their definitions. Students match 9 words to their definitions.
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Dancing Skeleton Puppets

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students study the Mexican holiday known as The Day of the Dead. In this holiday lesson, students study bones, listen to Tony Johnston's, Day of the Dead and learn on about the holiday. They listen to two more books before making puppets...
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Day of the Dead

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead. They view a video and research questions on the Internet. They synthesize the information from the websites and the topic for their RAFT writing assignment. They write their...
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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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.
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Latin American Film

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students identify characteristics in a Latin American film. In this filmography lesson, students describe their favorite movies and the reasons why they like them. Students are shown a short clip of a Latin American movie and discuss the...
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Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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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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Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead)—A Brief Explainer

For Students 4th - 8th
A fast pace and engaging graphics make up an informative video detailing the ins and outs of the holiday, El Dia De Los Muertos.
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Day of the Dead (Printable Craft)

For Students K - 6th
Cut, color, and build are the skills scholars use to create a paper dapper skeleton, or La Calavera Catrina, in honor of El Dia de los Muertos.
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Days of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the Days of the Dead celebration in Mexico. They discover the cultural makeup of the country. They examine the use of the skelton in this celebration and how it differs from our culture and draw one.
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Day of the Dead

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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.
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Halloween and Day of the Dead

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students access a variety of Halloween and Day of the Dead themed websites. They locate information on the history of America's Halloween celebration and Mexico's Day of the Dead. They compare and contrast the two holidays and read scary...

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