La Leyenda de Chocolate - The Legend of Chocolate
Students are introduced to an Aztec legend about origin of chocolate. They read the legend both in English and Spanish, create puppets to represent the characters of the story and stage a performance of the legend in small groups.
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Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
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