Día de los Muertos

An Opportunity to Remember Loved Ones

Continuing with what has become a yearly tradition, elementary and middle school Spanish teacher Eva has created a colorful Día de los Muertos altar by the Main House. This week, students have decorated Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) to add to the altar and are also placing photos there of loved ones who have passed away. Also displayed is student artwork created in commemoration of this tradition.

Resources:

Día de los Muertos Article

This PBS SoCal article entitled “Día de Los Muertos: A Holiday to Celebrate Life With Your Family” by Monica Olivera explains the tradition and includes many informative and fun resources.
Read the article & enjoy links to books, crafts, videos, and more »

Documentary

Check out an in-depth documentary about Día de los Muertos from Artbound on KCET. The documentary offers a more intimate look at Día de los Muertos through the story of an artist who continues the tradition of building altars to remember the dead. Journey with her as she travels back to Mexico in search of her ancestral roots.
Watch the Día de los Muertos documentary on Artbound (KCET) »

Short Films

This animated short is a fantastic watch for upper elementary and middle school students. Also enjoy a few short films capturing traditional celebrations and history of Día de Los Muertos.

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