October 23, 2011

Day of the Dead Resources

Here are some resources and ideas for teaching your students about All Souls Day and All Saints Day in the Spanish-speaking world:

-An article about it with links to more informational articles from About.com: http://spanish.about.com/cs/culture/a/dayofdead.htm?nl=1

-Nebraska teachers can take their students to see the Day of the Dead exhibit at El Museo Latino in Omaha, October 15-November 19 with some special events: http://www.elmuseolatino.org/diademuertos.html

-The Annenberg Foundation has several videos: Art Through Time: A Global View, program 6, “Death.” http://www.learner.org/resources/series211.html ; Death: A Personal Understanding. http://www.learner.org/resources/series108.html ; and "The Spirit World." http://www.learner.org/resources/series45.html

-Here is a Spanish-language Wikipedia article: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_Muertos

-More Spanish-language information about this tradition is available at http://www.diademuertos.com/Tradicion.html

-Barbara Kuczun Nelson has an Ofrendas section with a song, an essay of images, an interview, and activities at http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/ofrendas/index.html

-Read through some activities suggested by other teachers at http://www.inside-mexico.com/activities123.htm

-Students can compare Spanish and Mexican traditions with this activity: http://www.todoele.net/actividades/Actividad_maint.asp?ActividadesPage=3&Actividad_id=296

-Some really nice photos from last year are available from the Los Angeles Times at http://framework.latimes.com/2010/11/01/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos-in-los-angeles/#/0

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1 comment:

  1. Take a look at the film "Calling Home the Dead" (Llamar a los Muertos a Casa) in English and in Spanish, complete with study Guide- www.http://callinghomethedead.com/package.shtm


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