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Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos Skull Art Lesson

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Lesson Lady presents Day of the Dead art lesson for middle or high school students! This lesson will excite and interest your students as they learn about the Day of the Dead and create a related work of art.

The Day of the Dead lesson lasts approximately 4-5 one hour class periods and is an eight page packet filled with helpful and useful information. Everything you need to plan and create this lesson (except art materials) is included!

Included is a five page lesson plan with step by step directions so your students can be successful. Each step is both described and shown with an illustration. Also included is a page with multiple student examples, a one page reading so students can learn about the Day of the Dead and answer questions, and a four point rubric you may use to grade their assignment.

This project is easily adapted to many environments and offers suggestions for alternate art materials so you can create this product with ease using what you already have in your classroom. Basic materials you will use to create the art in this lesson include white copy paper, markers, a pencil, scissors, glue, and pastels or colored chalk.

This lesson will entice your students and I have found even hard to reach students enjoy designing and creating a skull. Please contact me if you have any questions about this lesson!

For another high interest lesson for upper level art students, try my Two Point Perspective How to City Block Lesson.
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On  October 2, 2012Creativity Bank (TpT Seller) said:
I ADORE this lesson!!!! I am using it with my 3rd graders next week and I know it will be a hit! Thank you for all the hard work putting this lesson together with blooms and all! VERY well done!
On  October 3, 2012Lesson Lady answered:
Thank you so much for your kind comments! I am so glad you like this lesson and I hope it works out well in your classroom. Thanks for letting me know what age group you are using it for. I hope their artwork turns out beautifully!
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You are very creative! I can't wait until DDLM!
On  September 7, 2013Lesson Lady answered:
Thank you for your kind words! I am looking forward to the Day of the Dead as well! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.
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I hope your students' artwork turns out beautifully! Thank you for your feedback.
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Can't wait to use this!!
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cant wait to do this as we have learnt about the day of the dead
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Great lesson. Nice to find such a comprehensive lesson for older students. Thanks.
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I'm happy to hear that you find this lesson comprehensive! My older students definitely love this lesson as well. Thanks for leaving feedback.
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Great for my art and design school students!
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I used this activity for my exploratory 7/8 Spanish class! they loved it and our art teacher was impressed also! Thanks!
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Thank you so much for letting me know how this activity was used! I am so glad that your 7th and 8th graders enjoyed this and that you got compliments from the art teacher. That's wonderful to hear!
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The kids loved this lesson!!
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Thank you for letting me know how this lesson worked out for you. I'm so glad your students enjoyed the lesson! It was a big hit in my classroom as well.
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On  October 7, 2011woodlandpark puma (TpT Seller) asked:
My concern is the time. How easily could one adapt and halve the lesson time for this interesting lesson? Thanks.
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On  October 7, 2011Lesson Lady answered:
I have done this lesson with high school students who enjoy taking time on their work. I think if you gave the students a strict deadline that would help them finish it sooner or if you work with younger students they tend to spend less time on their artwork. I also gave the students about an hour to sketch and brainstorm ideas. This could easily be reduced as well to save time.

Also, I used paper marbling instead of markers and so we had to allow time for the artwork to dry before we could continue. By using markers you would not have to wait for the paper to dry and this would help it move quicker as well. I always emphasize lots of detail while students draw, but requiring less detail would also help the students finish the assignment earlier. I think by following these steps and giving students a strict deadline will help them finish in time.

I hope this helps! My students did greatly enjoy this lesson and it got lots of compliments as they hung in the hallway at school.
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Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos Skull Art Lesson
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos Skull Art Lesson
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos Skull Art Lesson
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos Skull Art Lesson