October 2022 –
Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead is always one of my favorite traditions / celebrations to teach in Spanish class. Nearly every kid has already seen Coco and is excited to see what Disney “got right” and learn more. Since moving from teaching Spanish 1 / 2 to teaching Spanish 1 – 4 in High School (now middle school 1- 3) I have moved to teaching different aspects of Día de los Muertos to each level. I’ve also had a lot of requests for Day of the Dead resources in English for culture classes / elementary classes and more! So here’s a resource round-up post for you of Day of the Dead resources for Spanish Class & English Classes below!
What I use / teach:
Spanish 3 (8th grade): Gallery Walk on Costa Rica’s La Mascarada / Masquerade Day as a Día de los Muertos alternative + Halloween Embedded Reading (yes – not DDM, but they want something new after 3 years!)
Spanish Class Resource Round-up!
Day of the Dead Resources in English:
1 – Roll an Alebrije (English + Spanish)
2 – Day of the Dead Story Creator (+ activities) – English
I hope that this blog post helps you find what you are looking for with Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos this year!