Dia de Los Muertos

To honor El Dia de los Muertos, scholars work together to create Day of the Dead displays—paper sugar skulls and banners—that bring a festive and memorable flare to the classroom.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite families to celebrate the day and view finished products 
  • Schedule time in the library or on mobile learning devices to search information about El Dia de los Muertos 
  • Encourage learners to share their creations and the meanings behind the symbols they chose 
Classroom Considerations
  • Replace the original video's broken link with a different, more age appropriate video
  • Download traditional music prior to conducting the lesson 
Pros
  • Offers detailed descriptions for easy implementation 
  • Pictures accompany acitivty instructions 
Cons
  • The text on page four is cut off
  • Some words appear to be hyperlinked but do not work