EL Resource @ Goodrich School

October 21, 2016

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Included in this smore are links to resources for Halloween traditions around the world. Exploring cultural traditions is great for compare/contrast activities; not to mention building cultural connections for students to gain a global perspective.


Have a great weekend!

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Dia de los Muertos


Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated throughout Mexico and some Central and South American regions. The holiday focuses on prayer and remembrance of family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2016 begins on Tuesday, November 1st and ends on Wednesday, November 2nd.


(Photo credit: me. I don't do a big alter at home, but I do bring out pictures to remember some of family members. It isn't a tradition I grew up with, but learned about it when my own son started taking Spanish lessons).

http://latino.si.edu/dayofthedead/


http://archive.azcentral.com/ent/dead/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2luTdONIFfQ


Lesson Plan ideas:

http://www.mexic-artemuseum.org/images/uploads/education/Day_of_Dead_Guide.pdf


Sugar Skulls: http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/sugar_skulls/kits.html

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Violeta R. Gamez, EdS

EL Teacher - Goodrich Elementary

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world." Ludwig Wittgenstein