Background Information and Unit and Lesson Links

Links to background information on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead):

Mexican folkart (link to images of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico)

Link to articles and images for serveral regions throughout Mexico

Link to articles and images for Mexican tourism

Creating ofrendas

Links to unit and lesson plans:

4th – 5th Grade Unit for Day of the Dead

Lesson Ideas for Middle School Art and Language Arts

There are also a variety of ways teachers and students can participate in our events:

  • Your school group’s artwork can be featured in Lawndale’s Mezzanine and Cavnar galleries during the months of October and November.  Please contact Emily Link for more details by calling 713.528.5858 or through email.
  • Introduce your students to the Día de los Muertos tradition by scheduling a tour with the Lawndale staff.
  • Visit our Day of the Dead Teacher’s Resource Page assembled by Carrie Green Markello and updated in 2010 by Christopher Huynh.  This page serves as an excellent resource for students and teachers interested in learning about the history and traditions of this unique holiday.
  • Bring personal items for Lawndale’s community altar.

Student Installations - Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center

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