November 1st Tombstone * Project For Spanish

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"On my tombstone it will say, 'I tried everything. Nothing was easy'." Rita Rudner (American comedienne ~ 1953)


For November 1st, Día de Todos los Santos, students craft a tombstone out of a cereal box. Students choose a famous Spanish-speaking person or Hispanic-American who is no longer living, research facts about that person, then create a tombstone.


Included here are:
* Detailed instructions in English
* A grading rubric
* A research sheet
* A list of almost 70 names of famous people

* A sample follow-up test on the people
* Photos of some outstanding student samples

and

* An 14-page overhead about burial customs in Spanish-speaking countries and some photos of the tombstones of some famous Hispanics.


We do the research part at least two weeks before the due date of the tombstones so students have ample time to do a nice job.


An Alternate Version is included, if time is short, whereby students take the information on their person and put it on a tombstone template on paper.


This is also another activity to do around 'Dia de los Muertos'.


Everything here is ready-to-use so you can set this project in motion with ease. (37 pages)



* A SPECIAL NOTE *
Another teacher, Karen Hummer of Ohio, has added a brilliant twist to this basic activity and buys black plastic tablecloths at a dollar store to put on the desks, puts black lights on the whiteboard ledges, places battery-operated tea lights around the tombstones, has the overhead on with a blue screen and the classroom lights off, and plays some spooky music such as 'Liszt's Danza macabra' or 'Marschner's El Vampiro' as students circulate to read the tombstones ... added touches that make for a memorable classroom experience for students.


Here are yet a few more music options:

'The 13 Scariest Pieces of Classical Music for Halloween'.



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November 1st Tombstone * Project For Spanish
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