The day of the dead is just around the corner! Doing a lesson about the Mexican holiday celebration can be a great way to integrate culture into your World Language classroom. I have put together a list of resources to help you get some ideas.
Día de los muertos interactive websites
The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Theatre of the Dead
This interactive website allows students to click on different tabs to learn about the customs and beliefs about Día de los muertos. Students also have an opportunity to build their own digital altars.
There are resources for teachers too! Some of the resources include a user guide and lesson plans for grades K-2 and grades 6-8.
Want to take a 360 tour of an already made alter?
Check out the Peabody’s museum Interactive altar.
A few other websites for lessons and information about Día de los muertos are: National Geographic and National Geographic Kids
Google Arts and Culture-Day of the dead
These sites includes information along with pictures to show students cultural examples about the holiday celebration.
Looking for crafty projects for Día de los muertos? Below are a few sites with lots of projects and craft ideas.
Hello Kids Has numerous pages giving students an option to color online or print and color.
Scrumdilly-do Make paper plate calavera masks.
Growing up bilingual 25 Day of the dead DIY projects.
The Crafty Chica Has over 100 Día de los muertos projects.
The Crafty Cow Has lots of fun project ideas to choose from.
AzCentral Día de los muertos Teacher Packet.
Looking some great videos to help tie everything together. Below are a few of my personal favorite Day of the Dead videos.
Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) – A Brief Explainer
(SCHOOL FRIENDLY) What is El Dia De Los Muertos? by Eddie G!
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Day of the Dead
Dia de Los Muertos (Lesson)
Dia de los Muertos | Film School Shorts
Hope you find these resources helpful! Let me know below which ones you plan on using with your students?