Students will compare and contrast American and Mexican customs and attitudes surrounding death. This paper is a great way to deepen your study of Day of the Dead and really have students doing some research and self-reflection.
This particular activity can be adjusted depending on the level of student with which it is being used. If the teacher wishes the paper to be written in English, then it can be scored using the Common Core State Standards Writing Rubric for grades 9-10. If the paper is being written in Spanish, it can be scored according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.