This activity introduces the topic of the Day of the Dead altar and all the different elements that are a part of it. Using the worksheet as a guide, students first label the parts of the altar and then look at the role that object plays in the altar. There is a purpose for each element and it is in
During Día de los Muertos, the episode "Spirited Away" of The Wild Thornberrys could be used to explore the celebration and festivities. This is a Nickalodeon show, but I think it does a great job of introducing the celebration and also it's meaning. The episode is approximately 23 minutes long. I p
This webquest was designed to introduce your students to the beautiful and unique holiday of Día de los Muertos. They will explore the view of death, the celebration of life, the creation of altars, the religious meaning and more.
This webquest is divided into four different sections, based on the
This activity guides your students through the Smithsonian Latino Center's informational website about Día de los Muertos. They explore the following topics: Customs and Beliefs, Return of Spirits, The Ofrenda, and Symbolism. Afterwards, they are asked to draw their own ofrenda to show that they kno
¡Hola! Here is my Día de los Muertos activities packet.
Día de los Muertos- Webquest
Quiz- based on the webquest
Día de los Muertos- Altar diagram
Día de los Muertos- The Wild Thornberrys "Spirited Away" episode questions
Día de los Muertos- Smithsonian Latino Center Webquest
Altar building planning sheet
Article "Why Latinos Heart Horror Films" and questions