Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide

This Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide activity & project also includes:

What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare to study the Day of the Dead with your class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Activity 1 would be an excellent supplement to a study of world religions or in comparing different cultures' views of death and the afterlife
  • Display your students' creative projects around your classroom and invite other classes to come see their work. You can also have your class members prepare themselves to explain what they have learned about the tradition to visitors
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource references a visit to a particular museum, though most of the activities can still be utilized in your classroom without the museum trip
  • Includes an excellent chart comparing and contrasting Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day
  • Offers several hands-on activities for commemorating Dia de Los Muertos
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