Day of the Dead (El dia de los Muertos) Deceased Person Project. This is the perfect cultural project for the Day of the Dead (El dia de los Muertos) or Halloween. Have your students research their favorite famous deceased project. This is one of the most odd and fun projects that I've had the privilege to share with my students. This also makes a great history assignment- especially during the month of October. Research a famous deceased person, or as my students say famous dead guy (or gal)!