Category Archives: For Teachers

Background Information and Unit and Lesson Links

Links to background information on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): Mexican folkart http://www.questconnect.org (link to images of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico) Link to articles and images for serveral regions throughout Mexico Link to articles … Continue reading

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Discussion and Activity Board

Below are several suggestions for discussion and activities for your students that would not only teach them cultural knowledge about Día de los Muertos but also help to develop finer points of research, language development, speaking and writing abilities in … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Day of the Dead Exhibition at Lawndale

Through the Day of the Dead Education Program, Lawndale Art Center (LAC) encourages teachers to educate their students about this important Mexican event and its related art practices. LAC staff assists teachers in coordinating activities for their students.

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Examples of Past Student Work exhibited at Lawndale Art Center

Students create altars for the fiesta, as well as 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork. There are 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 … Continue reading

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Print Resources

Ancona , G. (1993). Pablo remembers: the fiesta of the Day of the Dead. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. Andrade, M. (1999). Dia de Muertos in Mexico. Oaxaca. San Jose, California: La Oferta Review Newspaper. Appelbaum, S. & Berdecio, … Continue reading

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Web Resources

Day of the Dead – Día de los Muertos. http://www.mexonline.com/daydead.htm #758. Activities for Day of the Dead. from http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/758.html Mictlan myth for kids. from http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/quest6.htm Oaxaca photo index. from http://www.questconnect.org/oaxaca_photo_index.htm Pan de Muerto, “Bread of the Dead”. from http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/egg/egg1096/panmuert.html Graber, … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Education Program, Lawndale Art Center

Through the Day of the Dead Education Program, Lawndale Art Center (LAC) encourages teachers to educate their students about this important Mexican event and its related art practices. LAC staff assists teachers in coordinating activities for their students There are … Continue reading

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