Día de los Muertos Activities Digital Culture Lesson | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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  • Internet Activities
  • Webquests
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Go deep instead of wide this Día de los Muertos and immerse your distance learning Spanish 1 students in a vibrant, reverent, and exciting look into the traditions of the busiest city during Day of the Dead: Oaxaca, Mexico. This distance learning digital resource that connects comprehensible input strategies to real life intercultural competence with high frequency verbs and activities that let your students discover the real traditions of a city famous for its Día de Muertos celebration!

It includes short Spanish readings, examples of calaveras, authentic videos and articles, a make your own digital altar de muertos, and an explanation of the cultural perspective behind many Day of the Dead traditions - all in a proficiency focused and completely comprehensible resource.

This is a comprehensible input digital resource with reading, writing, and interactive culture activities for morning routines in Spanish. It's NO-Prep and completely self-paced, perfect for remote learning!

This resource for Google Slides™ and Google Classroom™ is a multi-day interactive tool for Spanish high-frequency verbs and in present tense for Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 students. It also has vocabulary practice and 2 great videos of to help present Día de Muertos from an empathetic cultural perspective of the true purpose of this holiday.


  • A high frequency vocab presentation in Google Forms™ with 2 authentic videos
  • 15 slides of activities
  • Student guided writing activities
  • comprehensible input focused presentation of new vocab
  • Repetition of key structures
  • Día de Muertos vocab
  • In-depth video of Oaxaca celebrations
  • Article about 2020 celebrations in light of quarantine
  • Clipchat with activity for students
  • DIY Altar de Muertos: students create their own altar with moveable digital pieces
  • Self-paced individual activities over multiple days : perfect for distance learning
  • 5-7 days of material

If you love using videos of authentic Spanish speakers to provide your students with authentic culture during Day of the Dead (and need a project), this activity pairs beautifully with Virtual Field Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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