Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. It is a time to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away. If you are looking for a way to teach your students about this holiday, check out the curriculum resources below.
Curriculum Resources for Día de los Muertos from Vaderbilt's Center of Latin American Studies.
In partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the LAII developed a curriculum guide to provide hands-on art activities and literacy exercises to bring Día de los Muertos to the classroom.
The books listed are those books which address issues of relevance to teaching about Day of the Dead from the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
An Educators guide to the book Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calavera, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh and Produced by CLAS Vanderbilt.
The Mexic-Arte Museum proudly presents El Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Educational Activity Guide (revised 2020 edition), which can be used by teachers, students, researchers, and the general public.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the National Museum of the American Latino.