Mini-unit:

"El Dia de los Muertos"

(Day of the Dead)

by Holly McCarty

Fall 1997

 


Extended Activities:

  1. Students can be given a vocabulary search using the Spanish words related to the El Dia de los Muertos festival. Students should be given opportunity to practice saying the words aloud.
  2. Students can be given a scavenger hunt search using the many websites available on El Dia de los Muertos. Five can be bookmarked for the students to use to find the answers to clues given on terms, concepts, or characteristics on the festival. Students can be encouraged to find one more website on their own.

Some Day of the Dead websites are:

http://www.hax.com/hm...6.feat.pfest.deadday

http://www.latinolink.com/hi10021e.html

http://ted.ele.madison.tec.wi.us/dead.html

http://www.art.wnt.edu/ntieva/news/vol_7/issue3/96falp10.htm

http://www.art.unt.edu/ntieva/news/vol_7/issue3/96falp11.htm

http://www.foodwine.com/food/egg/egg1096/daydead.html


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