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!
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/
Lesson Plan ideas:
Sugar Skulls: http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/sugar_skulls/kits.html
Teng Chieh (China)
Families celebrate the lives of their relatives who have passed away before them. (photo credit: https://www.festivalsherpa.com/festivals-of-the-dead-from-around-the-world/)
Chusok is a three day holiday celebrating the good harvest. (Photo credit https://www.festivalsherpa.com/festivals-of-the-dead-from-around-the-world/
Charye & Bulcho Traditions