Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating and Remembering

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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 Halloween and Dia de los Muertos and assemble a paper calavera using images from the Internet or around your classroom.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Jigsaw the research aspect of this lesson by having small groups look up various aspects of the holiday and share their findings
Pros
  • Covers multiple subjects in learning about Dia de los Muertos with a lot of opportunity to go more in depth
Cons
  • The template for the cavalera isn't the best—you might want to find a different one