informational slide show/lesson plan:
dia de los muertos
Ofrendas and other day of the day videos:

ofrendas and altars

Fun activity: Make a virtual ofrenda

El Día de los Muertos

Go to the QUIZLET website and practice vocabulary terms

Here are some websites to help you:

dia de los muertos Zanzibar

Dia de los muertos Mexico tomzap

‍Go HERE to see great pictures of Dia de los muertos

‍Check out this site to view the differences between Halloween and the Day of the Dead

SQUIDOO losts of neat stuff

‍How to make an ALTAR or OFRENDA

Your goal is to find out as much information as possible on El Dia de los Muertos. The main thematic questions are:

  • ‍Why do Hispanics celebrate "The Day of Dead"?

  • ‍What is the purpose of an "ofrenda?

  • ‍What can one find on an "ofrenda"?

  • ‍What do the different articles on the ofrendas represent?

  • ‍Who is celebrated on November 1st and November 2nd

  • ‍How do the events of the two days unfold (what takes place)?

‍Additionally you need to be able to identify the following terms and explain their significance/relevance:

el cempasuchil
la calavera
la calavera de azucar
el papel picado
la vela
la tumba
pan de muerto
el cempasuchil
la danza de los viejitos
la noche de los angelitos
las mariposas
la máscara

‍You need to know who the following people are and what their relevance/contribution to El Dia de los Muertos is:

Jose Guadalupe Posada
Mictlantecuhtli (MEEK-tlan-tech-keeot-lee)